1. Desktop Computer - Keep. There are still plenty of tasks for which a laptop just doesn't have the horsepower - like video compression or live TV viewing. Also, a beefy desktop is expandable while a laptop is 'what you get is ALL you get'.
2. Broadband Internet - Keep. Try pulling a 1.5GB movie over 3G. Actually, try PAYING for that. Not to mention, there are LOTS of places where 3G isn't available.
3. Cable TV - Maybe. Local TV is still hard to get on the Internet and while many current shows can be seen (legally or illegally) on the Net, it's not alway easy to find or watch. With apps like Media Center, watching TV on your computer is a great experience.
4. Camera - Maybe. You can get a 12MP ultraslim P&S with 4x optical zoom for $79. It's smaller than your cellphone, but takes significantly better photos AND HD video. That's worth the small weight and price. Eventually cameras and phones will merge, but we're not quite there yet.
5. Camcorder - Toss. See 4. Unless you're buying a very high end camcorder, it's not worth it.
6. USB stick - Keep.You can boot off them. You can't boot off the cloud. And see 2.
7. Music player - Toss. Just as PDAs merged with phones, so have music players. Only reason to have a dedicated one is if you don't own a cellphone. And if you don't own a cellphone... well, you've got bigger issues.
8. Alarm Clock - Toss. Most modern cellphones are easy to use for alarms contrary to what the fellow says. And they're more flexible as you can set them up for workdays, for example.
9. GPS - Maybe. If you tend to stay in the cities, you're ok with you cellphone. If you go between cities, this could fail. If you go to other countries - you're in trouble. I use my cellphone most of the time, but I keep a GPS in the glove compartment for when it's needed. They're cheap now.
10. Books - Maybe. I'd love to dump all my books and magazines - but a LOT of them aren't available in any kind of ebook format (legally or illegally), so this is a non-starter. Also, I have a large library that cost me a lot to buy over the years. I'm not going to rebuy them in ebook format. I can't afford that.
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