Its good for IBM to focus on applying technology to the better sharing of common resources.
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Bandwidth is really all I need now.
It would make my week to see Dell aggressively promoting new products based on RH software.
I can't see Microsoft allowing that to happen without a fight.
I will go out on a limb here and say that the digital assistant is an idea that is yet to be fully realized.
Clippy, or something like it will be a regular feature of computers years from now. With improved AI, processing power, speech recognition, always on Internet connections and better search engines a virtual assistant will be able to really do something for users other than annoy them.
People who aren't nerds/geeks//. readers would likely find comfort in having a "little man" in the computer that can talk to them and understand what tasks they would like it to perform. Heck, if its good enough even