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February 19, 2008

ii — James B. Stewart of the Wall Street Journal glimpses the future (and survives reentry to tell us about it)


In his January 30, 2008 "Common Sense" column in the Wall Street Journal, he wrote, "... the iPod isn't just an attractive commodity. It's successfully being extended into phones and, I predict, will someday be the center of an integrated and seamless network of communications device, laptop, desktop and big screen for which we'll be downloading product (songs, games, television, news, movies) from the iStore."

The device up top is a toe in the water in that direction.

There's no reason whatsover for the iPhone's future iterations not to simply click into a dock in the keyboard section of a Mac laptop and be the computer.

In fact, what with the convergence of the iPhone's touchscreen technology and the new MacBook Air's touchpad, there's really no reason not to simply use the iPhone's screen as the future computer's touchpad once it's locked in place.

Sure hope this doesn't cause Apple's formidable team of patent/copyright/trademark lawyerbots to come pouring out of their Cupertino hideyhole.

In case you were wondering, ii is pronounced "Aye aye."

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11-19-08--read your WSG article today--so what GS did you buy recently??

Posted by: tom k | Nov 19, 2008 9:39:05 PM

Please tell me how to get in touch with John Segal. His illustration for your column today got my attention. I'm a publisher and would appreciate seeing samples from him. Thank you.

Posted by: Suzanne T. Isaacs | Apr 16, 2008 12:41:45 PM


Posted by: Flautist | Feb 19, 2008 4:28:58 PM

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