He should have listened to Dvorak

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IBM’s John R. Patrick has a Commentary article at ZDNet that recites the classic “Wireless will replace PCs as the primary Internet interface” line, along with some marginally interesting forward-thinking comments about browsers and alternatives. When will they ever learn? Wireless is great, but the only people who imagine it replacing PCs are wireless companies and computer columnists. I’ve been hearing that line for about three years now, and it still refuses to happen. Face it, Americans love to sit in chairs for hours on end. It’s part of our lifestyle. The rest of the article deals with the “new wave of innovation” of “applications that use the Internet and don’t require a browser.” Having used the Internet for years before browsers were invented, I find this extremely humorous.

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