Access all areas: Life after the desktop

The future of personal computing and access devices is substantially different from the recent past. New form factors for access (smart phones, netbooks, games consoles, etc.) are by definition reducing Microsoft's virtual monopoly of end-user access devices (PCs mainly). What does that mean for the future of access? How will applications and content providers react? Does the rise of the Google approach of free applications at point of use show us the real future of personal computing? And given the rise in mobility and Internet-everywhere devices, how will new access methods serve us? What services will be developed as a result? How will we all 'do' computing in a post-desktop world?

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