I just had a vivid day dream about my future computer: a 12+ inch hi-res tablet with an open OS (Android is good, something with full support for GNU would be even better), with wireless power/charging (e.g. on table top), and with wireless connection to a big external display (say 27" 2560x1440) as a second screen.
Then I could be ready to give up a real computer. And it would be a step towards the paperless office: I could finally review papers (say in PDF) on the computer, as opposed to printing them out and scribbling notes on paper, which is clearly slow and wasteful.
Estimated time of arrival: 2015-2020 for mass-market hardware. If Steve Jobs was still alive and kicking, I'd be expecting Apple to do it.Posted at 1347 on Tue, Apr 3, 2012 in category Ideas | TrackBack | Comments feed