Open Question: What needs to happen for tablets to replace laptops?

In his blog for O’Reilly Radar, Mac Slocum raises a question that our more tech savvy readers may be wondering about themselves.  Mac admits that he carries “a tablet and a laptop and a smartphone” and wonders how “the dream of one device to rule them all has morphed into a hazy vision of three devices that are all somehow necessary (tablet for browsing/consuming, laptop for real work, phone for on-the-go updates/camera — how did it come to this?).”  He frankly admits that for him, the tablet experience cannot replace the laptop – yet.  Then he provides a tablet “wish list” that participants in “a recent back-channel email thread” came up with.


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