We’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it many more times in the future. Netbooks can easily do the majority of the tasks that people mostly do on their computers. Also: people like netbooks because they are highly mobile and very cheap compared to "real" computers. That’s the gist of an article on Wired.
"I’d like to think that [netbooks] are finding a form factor andweight that fits human beings better," Kay said, "but I’m presumingthat it is because many people use only a small part of what they coulddo on their larger machines, and much of what they do use computers forcan be done through a browser or a few simple apps."
Where have you read that before? The article does point to some new technologies that Intel and Phoenix are working on to improve the netbook experience which tells me that 2009 will be the year of the netbook, far more than this year. It’s a great time to be a mobile gadget freak.