Kill Your PC

from the ubiquitous-computing dept

It’s funny how this article follows on the one where Larry Ellison says there will be no new computing architectures for the next 1,000 years, and here we have Michael Dertouzos saying we need to throw out the PCs and build a new computing architecture that is invisible to the end users. The idea is that computing is ubiquitous, and useful. And, by useful, he means it should be helpful and not add tasks to what people have to do on a daily basis. To be honest, I think some element of this is wishful thinking. Any new device or process will change the way things are being done. I don’t think it makes sense to completely erase the processes that computers add to our lives, but rather keep them in mind when designing new devices.

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