A decade or so ago, in an attempt to encapsulate the idea of the complex/opaque computer, I used to tell my audiences, "Never trust a computer that you cannot carry, prefer those that you can put in your pocket." I still carry my most sensitive data in my pocket.
Originally Posted by miked
I think that it is time to re-define the "P" in PC. From now on, the P should stand for "pocket." By definition, if it is too large to fit in one's pocket, it is not "personal."
The PC should be defined by its role in our lives, not by the features that one might like for it to have.