The Top Five Screens of 2010: A Preview
Welcome to 2010, readers. It’s officially the future.
While this isn’t a technology blog, I am something of a techno-junkie, and I’m all too eager to sneak the occasional technology story in whenever possible. The next few posts will be no exception. Last year, I explored some of the more drastic technological changes that we might expect from 2010. Well, if the first week of January is any indication, it’s going to be an interesting year.
Sure the economy is still in a state of uncertainty, but the powers-that-be are still pushing forward, pushing the envelope, and pushing their goods onto the consumers of America. Google launched its new phone yesterday, television networks like Discovery and ESPN are getting ready to launch 3D networks–under the assumption that viewers are willing to not only fork over a couple grand for new 3D TV sets, but that they’re willing to wear polarized glasses to watch TV–and the blogosphere is ablaze with speculation about Apple’s still unconfirmed tablet device, the “iSlate.”
So are we in the midst of a technological revolution? And if we are, can the economy handle in influx of new, flashy, pricey gadgets? Are people ready to read books on a screen? Is there really a demand to make Skype calls from your television? Is everyone losing their minds? These are just a few of the questions I hope to explore in the coming days. But more importantly, I want to look at the technology itself. What’s new, what’s useful, and what it can do for business people and consumers alike.
In the coming week, we’ll look at Google’s new phone, the “Nexus One,” as well as the long-rumored “iSlate.” We’ll also talk about the future of the television, and the so-called “Avatar effect.” Not to mention I’ll be giving you my official review of the Amazon Kindle.
The internet revolutionized the way small businesses work. Frankly, it revolutionized the way everyone works. But a lot of people seem to think that the internet is about to undergo another massive change. Are people really ready to completely move their computing experience to ever-smaller screens? Is so-called “cloud-computing” really the future? Do you even know what “cloud-computing” is?
The debate begins, and so does the countdown. Tune in tomorrow.