Computing with our phones

I want to believe...

Soon we'll do most of our computing on our phones (see AP article PCs Losing Their Relevance in Japan, as noted on O'Reilly Radar).

But not too soon, as noted in a recent Publishing 2.0 posting. It's nice to see this dose of reality among all the hype.


I suspect that moving computing to phones won't last. As the mobile generation ages they'll need bigger screens and bigger keyboards and pointing devices that don't require such precision. And then even though your computer is your phone, it'll still spend 9 to 5 docked to something very much like a laptop dock today, only smaller.

But hopefully the idea of device-dependent access will survive that.

Uh, I meant to say 'independent' of course (self-confessed ubicomp supporter).