Mike Santori, business and technology fellow at National Instruments, kicked off NI Days in Boston with an overview of the day's events. He noted how everything is being connected by asking, "How many of you are wearing a watch?" A few people admitted to having one. Then, he asked "How many of you have one of these?" referring to a smartphone or tablet.
I replied, "I have three with me today." Santori then explained how we've moved from a PC platform, to a web-based platform, to a smartphone or tablet-based platform for our computing, and instrument control is moving there, too.