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Today I walked into a store and bought a pocketable handheld computer with a persistent network connection that has more power than desktop computers I spent the first two decades of my life using at a fraction of the cost.

The address of the old computer was automatically transferred to the new computer so everyone could continue contacting me the same way.

The computer learned my fingerprints and only unlocks itself when it sees mine, so others can’t use it without my permission.

After entering my login information, all of my applications, settings, and data began to download on the new computer, wirelessly.

And it comes with a built-in camera that takes better digital photographs than any pocket point and shoot camera I’ve owned, even in low light.

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Buying an Apple iPhone reminds how far we’ve come in computing in a very short time.

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