A good slide show along with an insightful commentary.
You wrote: As the Taiwan-based PC industry grapples with the disruptive impact of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, there was little if anything on the show floor that was new, different or disruptive. These days, disruptive technology tends to reside in software.
That's so true. I think you are right on the money. How do you differentiate and showcase what's really different about your products, if you are Taiwan companies? You can't just keep pumping out the same Ultrabooks at every show -- that won't justify a big show like Computex.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.