Over the past few years, I've been seeing more and more about the concept of 'ubiquitous network computing' and the notion that one day, the personal computer will be rendered useless by upcoming hybrids of dumb and smart terminals always connected to the internet and your personal data. I wanted to gauge the reaction of fellow 'fritterites to this idea.
Personally, I can see myself using a device that embodies the concept of the "keitai" for most things. "Keitai" is the japanese term for mobile phone, but it literally translates to 'a thing to carry'-- this translation more accurately describes this concept of always-available data. The personal computer, while a useful tool and fun thing to modify, simply won't be able to beat out the communicator-manager keitai device, especially if such a device could be docked to expand processing capabilities and display size.
(This isn't the most coherent post, as it's early in the morning, but with the advent of feasible "AJAX" web applications that can replace conventional applications, something like this could indeed be on the horizon.)