Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Death of Hardware

Hardware is dead, long live hardware...

I agree with this analysis and one who came up with the same notion many years before this 2010 article was David Brin in  Earth where he discussed how hardware would be a throwaway way back in 1990,  prescient to say the least but then again, Earth is a prescient novel describing what we are seeing today,  among other things, 3D movies, smartphones, ubiquitous communications and global warming. It's a book anyone interested in tech should read. Note: The book takes place in 2038

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.  - David Brin 
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