PC Specs 2
8 Jan 2009
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Small PC Specs"
Specs in Appendix A
The fracturing of the PC proceeds apace .
But the cellphone route is still very expensive .
BugBasic($350) is a basic Linux processor with 4 slots for plug-in modules .
The modules (WiFi etc) are about $60 .
Smart paper or OLED's are still in testing . But you can buy a handheld projector now ($350 Mpro110 at www.3m.com) . Or use any old .
Virtual Keyboard :
A virtual keyboard can be assembled from off-the-shelf components and software . Some tweaking might be required .
Camera software recognize hands (gesture recognition) . Fingers intersect a defined keyboard-plane to trigger a key-event . A laser reference grid for the user can be supplied . Wii rings with transponder chips can simplify it further .
Three-dimensional keyboards become possible .
Since every person's hands are unique , security can be built in .
Or use any flap open keyboard .
And there you are .
Appendix A .
Specs for eeePC equivalent .
1.The user must be able to do some simple things in stand-alone mode .(Spreadsheet and wordprocessing in compatible file formats)
2.But surf the Net and transfer results to his PC .
3.Or access the net from his PC via the cellphone .
4 Broadband connection on cellphone .
5.Expandible peripherals (keyboard and screen) for cellphone.
6.Data storage on cellphone(like memory stick)
7.Data transfer to PC or ISP from cellphone via network on demand .
8. Security on wireless data transfers .