Rediscovering the desktop computer

I spotted this blog post way back in December, but didn’t get round to linking to it at the time.  It raises the interesting question of what the future might be for desktop computers once the laptop becomes the norm for PCs.  It took me a while to think about what BendDesk reminds me of most, and then I realised that it’s a bit like an upright piano – ironically at home we have a piano and a desktop PC on opposite sides of the same room.  It’s the way that you can put each finger on a different button of the BendDesk (4th photo down in the DesignBoom blog) that convinced me of the piano analogy.

Of course the piano isn’t (yet) connected directly to the Internet, though it does depend on standards, at least for what pitch represents what note.

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