John Brandon writes:
''Promises, promises. When a new mobile phone appears on the market, or a new wireless standard emerges, the pundits and prognosticators chime in about all the game-changing possibilities.
WiMax will change the world! Apple's iPhone is the second coming of portable gadgets!
Yet, in the daily grind of computing, we just need to get our jobs done. We'll believe the promise of a new technology if it really does solve a nagging problem.
Consider this the companion piece to my earlier article, "10 broken technology ideas -- and how to fix them": six promising technologies and how they can actually deliver on the promise.''