Is this our ultimate state of computing "nirvana." I some times think . . .
Sitting in front of a piece of cantankerous machinery is an awfully dumb way to spend most of the day.
as Charles Cooper puts it
Whom do we blame for our current computing state? The early industry was basically handed blueprints by Microsoft and IBM some 20 years ago.
Then it was left up to those who followed to figure out how to make the best of what was a pretty ungainly attempt at human-computer symbiosis.
Of course the Macintosh user interface and the personal digital assistant are some sops, but we're still a world away from where we should--or could--be.
The first company that figures out how to free us from our collective computing straitjacket will strike financial gold.