Tech's Fifth Wave

Rob Hof

Michael Copeland and Om Malik have an interesting article on what they call the fifth wave of computing in the new issue of Business 2.0. It's a very different but related take on last week's cover story in BusinessWeek, The Power of Us. They contend, quite rightly, that cheap computers, open standards, and pervasive broadband are creating a new
wave of innovation that takes computing well beyond the first four waves: mainframes, minicomputers, personal computers, and the client-server model that led to the Web.

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