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IBM says the "microdrive," for use in consumer gadgets like digital cameras and palmtops, will show up in stores in mid-1999.
Scan, Send And Store 2008
Laptops will morph into palmtops and be unified with cell phones and mp3 players (time to invest in Apple).
He reaches for his laptop, which is equipped with the sort of wireless high-speed Internet connection that, one day, may be a routine adornment in all our cameras, palmtops, game machines, medical sensors and, yes, dishwashers.
At first most of these devices will be handheld: Web-ready telephones and palmtops, for example.
More and more of the activities once associated with that good old physical world will be performed at our keyboards, on phone devices and palmtops and over digital televisions.
That's for the future, when presumably we'll do our shopping not only by computer but by pushing buttons on our palmtops, phones and refrigerator doors.
AirMedia: Compaq's Internet antenna ($119; 800-AIR-MEDIA) helps keep laptops and palmtops wired.
Desktops, laptops, palmtops -- invest in anything that sits on top of something else and has a screensaver.
By the end of 1996, 360,000 had been sold; this year the total will be a million - dwarfing the total sales of all other palmtops combined.
But plenty of people in Silicon Valley think that Windows will soon find itself less relevant as the action shifts to nondesktop Internet devices like palmtops and game consoles -- areas where Microsoft hasn't dominated.