Techies once again excited as Internet approaches next level

USA Today’s Kevin Maney writes So I’m standing at PC Forum this week talking with James Currier, CEO of a company called Tickle.
Half an hour before, I was part of a conversation during which another CEO, Gordon Eubanks, offered to lend someone his dingle ó which, gratefully, turned out to be a Cheeto-size storage device that plugs into a laptop.
This is obviously a sign of a technology industry turnaround.
A couple of years ago, in the worst of the tech downturn and dot-com backlash, the industry muckety-mucks at this annual conference only wanted to talk about deep, hard-core technology with really serious-sounding names, like server virtualization and supply-chain management systems.
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