“In 1989, I wrote a piece in one of my internationally syndicated columns about a mobile computing concept that was very modular in nature,” Tim Bajarin writes for Tech.pinions. “Back then, portable computers were pretty bulky and heavy and having to lug them with me around the world was a pain. That led me to think about what future portable computing might look like and I took a stab at this idea of a modular approach to personal computing.”
“In hindsight this was ridiculously wishful thinking on my part more than anything else since the technology at that time was not there then to make those current portable computers smaller and lighter let alone modular,” Bajarin writes.
“But what if we could have that same kind of modular functionality in a ‘brick’ that fits in your pocket? A very small device that houses a powerful CPU, OS/custom UI and data files and can be docked with a multitude of screens that are accessible around the office, school, home, shopping malls, etc.,” Bajarin writes. “As far out as this seems, I believe that this is exactly the vision Apple has for the future of the iPhone.”
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