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October 06, 2008



"But for this world to really work [portable as delivery device of choice],
we'll have to also break the association between place and information."

Actually, you hit on to why it won't really work or is quite limited, from above:

"And if I happen to need a full-speed keyboard and mouse,
I'll use those only when and if circumstances dictate."

Right - like when you want to do something other than twitter a few
responses? This debate is an old one, you read about uber-geeks
10 years ago with this portable, walk-around computing method. I've
pointed out, you can't type - other than peck-peck-peck -. Others have
offered up the solution of voice activated. I've then steered them to
disappointing studies that show modest amounts of talk all day and you
lose your voice. Fact of the matter is, keyboard is the input mechanism
and all this talk about portables keeps coming back when a new whiz-bang
device shows up. But they are limited in input, and always will be.
They have their niches.

Chuck Hollis

I agree with some of your points. It's not really a computing experience for me unless there's some serious screen real estate, a full keyboard, and occasionally a pointing device.

But, when I travel, it's amazing how much I can get done without any of those three, and I think this will only increase over time.

And when I look at my teenage kids, it's a whole 'nother story indeed.

Thanks for writing!


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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