You raise an important point. TV vs portable devices as the point of convergence. Agreed that the older generation would find it easier to embrace the TV as against the tablets, but growth will be driven by young population wanting personal devices as against TVs which have a more traditional market. Once you have two or three such devices in every home, convergence in TVs would become redundant in my opinion, if not the entire concept of TV!
With the broad band internet and Chrome OS , you don't need a convetional PC in your home , your TV would be able to handle all that functionality and with its larger display it will be much more acceptable to the older generation who cannot twiddle their fingures on those smart phones and watch comfortably their miniature displays. With the TV remote in your hand even an old person or a physically challenged person will able to use the TV for entertainment, infotainment, appliance control , communications and home security.
I will consider goggle has enough potential to impact his change. Their recently proposed chrome net book is actually built to serve the need of the hour. These net books which are in trial phase are actually provided only to t he eligible users to try them and provide feedback to Google on the features. This will have a chrome browser and provides many cloud applications to actually access all these application just by using the browser over the Internet connection.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.