My previous scribbling about Tablets:
11 September 2014
A Simpler Tablet?
… Tablets are getting cheaper. One major manufacturer will soon be offering a full-fledged Windows tablet for $120.00…
Since that post, I’ve been thinking about Tablets every so often, along with having a long skype with a management/entrepreneur/tech gent in The U.K. He’s developing an easier-to-use Tablet launcher.
However, I’m convinced that someone or some team of innovators should finally tackle the Tablet.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak invented the people’s personal computer (there were clunky, cryptic ones around before Apple). The evolution of the Smartphone was messier. They were miniature computers with new operating systems tucked into mobile phones. Not much has changed.
But Tablets ended up as merely a poor relation. They’re simply hand-held flat laptops with touchscreens. Or smartphones made bigger – but without the phone.
The Tablet has yet to be invented.
It won’t be yours truly concocting said doohickey, but let me pretend.
23 October 2012
The Future Of Consumer Doodad Technology
You should stop thinking about the next big thingamabob and whose will be best. In five or ten years there will be all sorts of thingamabobs for just about everything. You’ll have two or three or ten thingamabobs. Tablets/Smartphones will be big, small, thin, simple, complex, active, passive, out the door in your purse or pocket, lost in your couch cushions.
05 September 2011
The Obligatory Follow-Up iPad (and Smartphone and QR Codes) Post
… The perfect tablet (someday) for Baby Boomers will be big, thin, light, unbreakable – and while you’ll be able to use it for search, email, Facebooky things, etc. – it will mostly be for curling up on a couch and reading your favorite magazines, newspapers, books, watching short videos, etc.
The Tablet invented:
Forget about computers and smartphones.
You’re creating a magic window built from scratch.
It will not look like a laptop or smartphone. When you fire it up you will see no icons or computery stuff. It will be sections with rounded corners and they will all be … I don’t know what … widgets (but please don’t think widgets). It’s informational, entertaining, passive.
Touch the section and it will open up.
It’ll be easy to slide back to the home screen (but please don’t think home screen). Think a combination Google/Yahoo starting page you’ve put together, along with a few video services, magazines, books, personal pictures, games, whatever you like.
To plunge into work or play, crank up the desktop/laptop. To quickly grab info about this or that, snap up the smartphone.
To ease out of the day and get away from the frenetic digital nest, have more passive and relaxing experiences – slide onto a chair, couch, bed…
And curl up with your Tablet.