The Shrinking Computer and the Web Worker

Interesting topic as to what exactly do we need smaller computing devices for (beyond the obvious cool factor). I see it as being able to receive and transmit data in a way that closely resembles what we can do now in the office. Others see as allowing you to have the ability to work in any place at any time.

… as a web worker – someone actually trying to get work done on the web – I’m torn by these devices. On the one hand, the promise of increasing portability of computing is great; it opens up the possibility of being able to do my job more places than ever before, without carting around a backpack full of equipment and searching for power outlets and network drops. But on the other, these devices just don’t cut the mustard for me …

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