Distributed Computing Became an Appliance

Ken Wirt, palmOne, Inc.

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Wirt explains that computers have become so cheap and common that they can now be found in countless devices. He was able to count 14 computers in his kitchen alone.  Optical drives are another example of a device that was once very expensive, but has now become a standard technology and its use and application has greatly expanded.

Feb 3, 2004

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