I keep linking to posts by Michael Mace of Mobile Opportunity for one simple reason: they’re all great.
In his newest piece, Mace comes up with some specific suggestions for how the traditional PC can make a giant leap forward in the years to come, without merely mimicking the tablet:
Although Windows and Macintosh are both showing their age, I think there is enormous opportunity for a renaissance in personal computing. (By personal computing, I mean the use of purpose-built computers for productivity tasks including the creation and management of information.) I’m not saying there will be a renaissance, because someone has to invest in making it happen. But there could be a renaissance, and I think it would be insanely great for everyone who depends on a computer for productivity.
In this post I’ll describe the next-generation personal computing opportunity, and what could make it happen.
I don’t instantly buy all of Mace’s ideas — for one thing, I’ve never seen a 3D display, at any price, with or without glasses, that doesn’t feel like an unsuccessful party trick — but they all make for excellent reading.