"The traditional laptop will power hundreds of millions of endpoints for a very long time. But as the two examples here show, even in the most hardcore worlds where device integration meets custom software, there is a transformation and transition taking place. New hardware and new software will surface new capabilities and scenarios not previously possible (or imagined). It won’t be smooth and it won’t please everyone immediately, but it is happening–just as both of those same scenarios transitioned from character to GUI.
It really is about the software. That change is happening all around us."
Great article on evolution. At present, I can see certain limitations with the tablet I'm using, some features just not available but in the tasks that it does do, it does them so much simpler and easier than the desktop.
Even taking the providers of this website, Squarespace, and their own app which is limited in features (lack of ability to post to Twitter/Facebook/etc) but the features it does, it does superbly well and cleanly. How many people resort to checking their emails on phones instead of opening up the laptop (although they may move to the laptop to do the actual typing of longer-form emails)?
It's an exciting time in the change - remember only a few years ago when most people were of the attitude they didn't want internet on their phones?