From 1 PC to 1 mobile device

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Many of us began using one personal computer, a desktop, at the beginning for our computing needs. We discovered that being tethered to a stationary work or teaching station wasn’t enough. Later, it was natural tool-use development when we began using multiple devices to get the job done. In many cases, we are still stuck in one of those two plans—a stationary device or multiple mobile devices tied in some way to a stationary one. Recently, tablets have given us more reason to rethink, consider, and modify use. Is it possible to use just one device to do everything again—but this time so much better? Didn’t we begin that way, one device, and isn’t it the norm—as well as the mobile future—for most of the world?

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