Comdex '99 Deconstruct the PC
By Janet Pinkerton
LAS VEGASIn years past, one could count on a tidy batch of WinTel-oriented Comdex announcements to tell you which way the PC industry was going, what to expect for the coming year, how to plan. Last month in Las Vegas, there was no such luck.
The very notion of the "PC" industry was dismantled by the rise of potentially viable Internet appliances, e-mail appliances, interactive set-top boxes, handheld computing devices and web-surfing wireless phones.