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What would make people care about computers again?

A well-crafted computer program has tremendous potential power thanks to the hardware engineers: billions of instructions per second on a desktop computer.

As an engineer you have to be careful to look for application ideas in the right places. You can be a scientist by yourself but you shouldn't try to do engineering by yourself. HDTV was easy to engineer but nobody wants it. Go to the self-help section of the bookstore and you can see what people want!

New applications:

Requirements: Wireless IP connectivity, speech recognition.