I’ve been reading for years that PC sales are falling. In what was described as the post-PC era, we were all supposedly buying tablets. I have my fair share between three Android tablets and a Windows tablet.
The second, then discusses how those same tablets we’re all supposedly buying are not going to be the PC-killer after all. What does this leave us with? I find myself using my smartphone for many tasks previously done on a PC. With a 6″ screen, I’m able to conduct most business I needed on a PC. Also, the device is always with me.
However, I’m wondering what will happen with the new wearables market. Many of my peers now have either a Fitbit, iWatch, or a Band. Can implantibles be far behind?
I remember back in 2007 when Microsoft first announced the Milan (http://www.wired.com/2007/05/first_look_micr/ ) project. This was a change to traditional computing where a person interacted with a touch screen table instead of a keyboard.
Microsoft then went a step further a few years back and announced the oversized Surface multimedia coffee table –
Though those devices were nothing more than prototypes and never saw much int he way of production, they did show designers and users what could be.