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Over the past several years at various EDA trade events, one of the more popular forums have been panel discussions and interviews asking teenagers about the technology in their daily lives. However, those forums have been comprised of amateurs, whereas in this interview I've secured a professional technology consultant -- Ms. Kristine Bonhoff, a college student by day, and a paid technical coach and volunteer in her spare time. Specifically, people of a certain age pay Kristine to coach them on how to get the most out of the various gadgets and related apps they own. She also volunteers to give tech training courses to inner city residents.
In this interview Kristine shares her clients' most common FAQs, their biggest positive and negative misconceptions about various technologies, and her wish list for the future.
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I believe you will find much food for thought in her remarks. My take-away is that there are two clear and very challenging implications for the EDA industry:
* Apps will continue to drive the requirements and demand for their respective host devices, and not the other way around.
* Enabling low cost to the end-consumer - whether it's a low retail price or via clever rent-to-own business models - is as important for our customers as ever.
Joe Hupcey III
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