15 years on from the publication of The Road Ahead, The Atlantic publishes their verdict on Bill’s predictions. I take issue with them on point #2, The Wallet PC

Verdict: Hit. Gates’s wallet PC is more or less today’s mobile smartphone with voice capability added.

What the Atlantic fail to mention here is that Bill plainly hoped Microsoft would be the one providing that capability. As I pointed out a few months ago this is an area in which Microsoft have ceded major ground to the likes of Apple.

What is interesting is point #6, The Internet & The Web . . Bill didn’t even see it comin’!


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