Theres great appeal in stepping away from managing any aspect of the communications infrastructure or content management on fat devices that require substantial care and feeding. When the industry first started thinking about thin clients - even before Larry Ellisons appearance on Oprah Winfreys show over a decade ago - everyone understood the network and transaction processing implications of thin client architecture.
What this all means in practice is that our ability to extend distributed computing is growing dramatically and that new architectures will make it possible to imagine all sorts of seamless, instant communications from all sorts of devices - including ultra thin ones. What a wonderful world it will be.
So the next time you think you need a PC, look at what thin clients can do for you. I suspect that you may not need to lug all that capacity around - that you can get pretty much what you want for a whole lot less money, pounds and hassle.