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The computer of 2010 as imagined in 2000

In August of 2000, Forbes speculated on the computers we would be using in 2010. They made some good predictions and some really really bad ones. For instance, this describes the MacBook Air or netbooks pretty well.

The result is a computer that is far more reliable, cheaper, and more compact โ€” the entire thing, believe it or not, is about the size of a Frisbee…

But we’re still struggling with battery life.

A long, sticklike lithium battery, bent into a doughnut and installed in the periphery of the computer, will run it for a couple of weeks. But fresh power is as close as the charging cradle on the nearest wall, which resembles the one for today’s cordless or cellular phones.