Great round-up of the major trends in computers by The Guardian's Charles Arthur. The guy knows how to marshall his stats. Bottom line? The future will not look like the past.
Go on - predict how computing will look in five years' time. Five years ago there were no iPads, no netbooks, barely any SSDs, and you could still get floppy drives, but it was hard to get a Blu-ray drive. How about 2016? How does that look to you?
-The Guardian tech blog, July 21, 2011