Commentary: Internet in 2016

PBS published an interesting piece on the future of Internet:

"By the year 2016, no one under the age of forty will remember a world without personal computers. The average twenty year old will find it hard to imagine a time when there wasn't any email to check or Web sites to visit. When we reach this point, even the novelty of the term 'Internet' will have long since faded to join such golden buzz-words of yesteryear as 'space age' and 'atomic'."

They predict that packaged media forms -- DVDs and CDs -- will follow cassette and video tapes into oblivion as all media becomes downloadable, which is something I would disagree with. They also write: "As the bulky footprint of personal computers becomes smaller, the desktop computer as we know it will disappear." Speaking of which, check out this Jack PC computer announced last week that fits into a wall socket:

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