As an iPhone 4 and iPad owner – and enthusiast – this article did not come as a surprise, but it was still fascinating to read: research firm IDC predicts that in 2011, computing’s third major technology wave will become mainstream, when computers held in one’s hand — smartphones and tablets — really take over and start putting personal computers in the rearview mirror. That, exactly, has been my personal experience this past year – I use my trusted MacBook Pro a lot less, and my iPhone 4 (because of the insanely good screen resolution) and my iPad (because of its portability and stuff-in-purse-ability) much more.
How that affects music? In more ways than I can describe here. Music becomes even more portable, music apps become more ubiquitous, and tools become both smaller and more powerful. In any case, it’s a fascinating article. Enjoy!