Volume 17, Number 2 February 2000
The COMDEX/Fall '99 show
Step right up and see all the new technology
by Péter Jacsó
Profiles the November COMDEX/Fall '99 conference in Las Vegas. Notes
the circus atmosphere was still there, but this time, the products
themselves were very much part of the show, which sported candy
colored and streamlined PCs. Says the central debate was PCs vs.
information appliances. Notes Bill Gates keynote speech set the tone
realistically, emphasizing that the PC will get stronger, but
information appliances will get their share too in information
access and delivery. Observed many more thin flat panel monitors
this year, at better prices, noting many hid the components usually
tucked in clunky beige boxes. Reports that portable gadgets and
appliances were all around, noting, sooner or later all of them need
to be connected to a PC for uploading or downloading data. Thinks
the question should not be PC or Internet appliances - both are
needed and they will be better, faster, and cheaper at COMDEX 2000.
Includes three photos.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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