Tablet: personal computer of the year 2000

  title={Tablet: personal computer of the year 2000},
  author={Bartlett W. Mel and Stephen M. Omohundro and Arch D. Robison and Steven Skiena and Kurt H. Thearling and Luke T. Young and Stephen Wolfram},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
A design represents a compromise between conflicting goals, and the design of the personal computer of the year 2000 is no exception. We seek something that will fit comfortably into people's lives while dramatically changing them. This may appear to be a contradiction that cannot be reconciled. But if the technology does not fit easily into the habits and lifestyles of its human users, it will be discarded by those it was meant to help. And if this new tool does not change the life of its… 
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