The march of computing’s history is one of expanding participation. Once the realm of white-jacketed specialists in glass houses, it has moved through stages of greater access: by researchers, then by knowledge workers, until every enterprise desktop is barren without some kind of computer. Today, we know that most humans on the planet are about to enter the next phase of computing, one which is both personal and connected to all, in the form of a mobile phone or tablet. This next stage will not be driven by today’s IT vendors as they are now; it will not be driven by the CIOs who write the checks to the vendors. It is being driven by millions of ‘users’ with a growing plethora of devices.

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