Veritable tech grunt Sam Diaz takes a look at the present, the past and future of computing, because of the big media upset caused by the iPad. Personally, I’d say, the iPad is a major aftershock.
The first quake was a number of years ago when the first iPod hit the streets. It’s been very gradual conditioning every step of the way, and will continue to be, until, finally, we’ll live in the true age of invisible computer appliances, everything just works, nothing arcane or strange to learn, completely natural gestures and communication to operate anything. Will that perhaps, be the long awaited, even feared, Singularity? Cool!