Monday, 14 February 2005
The next generation of computing? Here are two articles from the Economist, the first is about the new cell chip, and the second is about a new, faster access form of data storage. I can't help thinking that the combination of these two technologies will lead to the next surge in multimedia evolution. It makes me ponder the possibility that, in terms of the technology of digital information, we are on a par with the early commoditisation of electricity: it's widely adopted, but non-standard, barely reliable and barely understood. Yet the possibilities will extend far beyond the pioneers' imaginings.