“Crackpot tech” revisited

I contributed a few pieces to InfoWorld’s latest group effort, “Crackpot technologies that could shake up IT.” The idea on this one, which is based on a similar feature from last year, is to take an irreverent look at some of the more out-there ideas in computing today. Are you ready for computers that can read your mind, office walls that know where you are, CPUs that run on light instead of electricity, and a supercomputer in every office? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone — though some of these make for some interesting reading, even if they never actually come to pass.

Update: InfoWorld seems to be having some serious uptime problems over the weekend. I’d love to find out what that’s all about, because it seems like it has happened before…