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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…

Let’s start simple: PC Hardware in 2020

The venerable PC will still be with us in 2020 I would think. It will have lost importance, just like it lost importance in the last decade with the emergence of iPhones and Wiis and TiVos. But it will still be there in its boxy under-the-table incarnation, and its in-the-briefcase and on-the-lap incarnation. People will…