There’s one thing I know for sure that I will be buying in 2010: The Gecko Surfboard.
It’s a $99 PC built inside a keyboard. How awesome is that?
It runs the Linux operating system and has beefy enough specifications to be able to run web and office apps with ease. I envision a great opportunity for these in the education sector. The devices are so inexpensive and capable, schools could literally hand them out each year to incoming students who would then take them home and bring them back and forth to classes. Data for their apps and school work could be saved in the cloud so teachers and assistants could mark work without ever printing a sheet of paper.
Seriously, it’s this sort of opportunity for a better world through technology that energizes me. It makes me happy to be a developer and happy to be a part of this awesome industry. I’d love to hear stories of cool instances of this hardware at work once it’s released. If you have something to share, please do.
For more information on the Gecko Surfboard keyboard PC, check out http://eeepc.net/the-gecko-surfboard.
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