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The Last Screen

I was thinking the other day how Apple now has a contiguous line of screen sizes from 30 inches down to just a couple of inches (Desktop Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod nano). They don't do TVs, so there is still room at the large end. But they have all other sizes covered. So if…

Prediction 2020: Screens On Every Wall; They’ll Watch Us

By 2020, large-format flat-panel screens will be so cheap and ubiquitous, they will have replaced most pictures on most walls in most houses. Many of those screens will have cameras that watch what we are doing, try to make sense of it, and react. Many of them will coordinate their actions as we move through…

High-Resolution Screens Everywhere

[As I'm writing this post, the news comes in that Skype HD videoconferencing will be built into TV sets starting this year. This is exactly what I'm talking about in this post as opening up all sorts of new possibilities.] Let's compare some prices for flat-panel displays (from Dell, cheapest available alternative chosen): August 2004…