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The return of gadget design

Peter Rojas

Apparently acronyms and specs are out at CeBIT this year (at least according to David McHugh of the Associated Press), and design and simplicity are in. We'd like to believe it, too, but with a few exceptions most of the gadget design out there is still woefully pedestrian. And let's not pretend that all those acronyms are going to disappear anytime soon, either. Most people might buy a cellphone because it looks cool, but ultimately they're going to have to make sure it works with whatever carrier they're with.

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