These days my house feels like Downton Abbey. I have a maid, butler or secretary in just about every room. These are all home digital assistants.
personal digital assistants
Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
If you want to imagine the future of personal computing you could do worse than watch The Grand Budapest Hotel, which envisions how digital assistants may deliver information in the near future.
The MessagePad was a bellwether for a new generation of personal digital assistants and then, with the iPhone, the screen-centric smartphone. Using it back then you could see and touch the future.