V.T. Eric Layton, on 30 June 2012 - 11:57 PM, said:
I still do. I like their message.
When you start getting older and that eye sight starts to get dimmer and those fingers aren't as nimble, you'll be wanting to go back to BIGGER devices that sit on your desk.
Well they already do amazing things with laser surgery and as time goes, it will be come more affordable. Right now you can get laser corrective surgery for around $1000 an eye.
As far as bigger devices that site on your desk, I will always have a desktop machine as I enjoy building and upgrading them. Plus I love multiple monitors!!! Tablets and other mobile devices are just that: mobile devices. These types of devices are not made to replace you home machine, they are made for 'on the go' computing. It is much easier to pull a 7-10" tablet and look up something really quick (with a full, feature-rich browser) or send a quick email instead of finding a place to sit down to pull out your bulky laptop, boot it up, connect to a wifi network and then look something up.
For instance. tonight at work our internet was down (Comcast) and the boss was wondering what the deal was because their were no storms in the area. So I simply pulled out my android phone and used an app (ConnectBot) to ssh to my home computer (also Comcast) and saw that my internet was working fine. So he then called Comcast and was notified that one of their poles went down a few blocks away and it would be fixed within the hour. Now he could of just called to begin with but since I had the internet in my pocket, I was able to tell if Comcast went down in the area (mainly worried about my home internet) or just his part of town.
I find mobile devices like tablets and smartphones an invaluable resource. No matter where I am or what I am doing I am able to check my email, browse the forums, run tasks on my home machine via ssh and pretty much anything else. Plus I am able to enjoy media no matter where I am like books, movies, streaming video, the occasional game, etc. all from a small, thin device that weighs less than a pound.