Back in 2008-09 tech chatter was all about the coming ‘Convergence’. A lot of us bought into what seemed to be the inevitable evolution in hardware the One Device. One Device to bind them all .. media, gaming, work etc. ; essentially our entire computing and communications universe.
We prophesied powerful smart phones ( tablets were not even on the radar of most folks then). We thought the TV would evolve into a super computing device. PCs would transform into media platforms and a lot of investments were made for the coming Convergence.