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This is a follow-up to last week's Plus Edition article, (+) Genealogy Record Keeping in the Post-PC World. In that article, still available at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=20816, I described what I believe the computer industry will be like for genealogists in about ten years. As one person wrote, "Your timing is off. That will happen within five years."
That may be quite true. Whatever the timeframe, most industry watchers believe that today's desktop and laptop computers will be replaced by newer designs, many of them battery powered. Many new computers will have smaller screens than what we are using today although a few may have even bigger screens than those of today. To this point, television screen sizes have expanded greatly in the past ten years, and some people believe that computer screens will do the same in the next decade. Would you like to have an 80-inch computer screen in your living room?
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