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Bill H
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Bill H   9/17/2008 1:05:42 PM
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Good article, but it is slightly short sided to tie universal broadband internet access to having a PC. Having the internet available independent of location and cost will open an unbelievable new frontier, and a PC will not even matter in the grand scheme.

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mwers73   8/27/2008 5:25:31 PM
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Maury, I hate to say it, but you're showing your age. The point is that the rest of the world is moving or already using intelligent devices that integrate computing power and connectivity. Yes, we'll still have computers in the future, but people will rely very heavily on intelligent devices that have significant computing power and Internet connectivity for much of their daily routines. Most probably, a next-gen smartphone that's got as much or more computing power than the original Intel pentium chips. Viewing the world as PC-orientation is adequate is so 20th century. We're going to be left behind the rest of the world if we don't wake up soon. (Some would say we already are since we didn't demand adoption of one uniform cellular standard like most of the rest of the world.)

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