[LINK] Phone as laptop

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Feb 17 20:37:19 AEDT 2011

At 9:15 +0000 17/2/11, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>Maybe soon another trend .. your phone as your personal computer ..
>FEBRUARY 17, 2011  The Wall Street Journal  http://online.wsj.com
>So, what if you could use the brains and connectivity of such a hand-held
>computer to drive a laptop-size screen, keyboard and speakers, thus
>overcoming these limitations?  ...

Well we couldn't keep calling it docking, could we.

If it's a handheld, maybe hocking, or hhocking.

If it's a palmtop, maybe pocking (or PPocking, if PalmPilot survives).

If it's an Apple iPhone or iPad, it's awkward, because they're all vowels.
Maybe go back to Mac, and it could be mocking?

If it's an Android device, maybe 'n'ocking?

For a smartphone generally, it's smocking, spocking or just phocking.

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