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the influence of wireless


CNET's Michael Kanellos asks:

Will wireless computing fundamentally change the relationship people have with their computers, and allow them to hurdle over one more barrier presented by the physical world--or will it mostly be a hobby for techno nuts?
I don't think there's any doubt whatsoever that wireless will become a force for change. It already is, but it will grow. Kanellos' article focuses mostly on Intel's recent move into wireless.

I'd say another thing about the article. He says "The future of the PC market hangs on that question." I think that what's really exciting about wireless is that it is a new market. Sure, the PC market might be temporarily "reinvigorated" by wireless, but that's not the point. Forget the PC market. PCs are being transformed, and wireless is only one of the drivers for change. New devices are better adapted to particular functions, and they use wireless to provide seamless communication.

Hang on to your hats, the post-PC era is arriving. (Yeah, a bit of hype, but what can you do... :-)).

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on March 24 2003 at 8:14 PM

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