Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
O’Grady’s latest article for ZDNet extolls the virtues of miniature technology but also takes a look at the side effects of convergence.
One truism of technological advancement is miniaturization. Take a look at anything with a CPU, microchip, or memory module these days; newer models are always smaller than the last. In fact, the size of a piece of electronic equipment can be used to date it, not unlike the number of rings in the cross-section of a tree.
Looking into the crystal ball of this month’s Comdex/Fall ’00 in Las Vegas revealed big new things en route in small packages.
Notebooks, cameras, and consumer-electronics devices shaved ounces and even pounds at this year’s show, and a few new miniproducts made a surprisingly big splash.