Getting StartED with Netbooks broadly targets consumers at a pivotal moment in the explosive growth of the MID/Netbook/UMPC market. We intend to create value for this group by providing an indispensable, "Consumer Reports Meets Whole Earth Catalog" sort of information aggregation.
For this project, timing and tone matters. Here’s why: Even given a weak global economy and a lengthening economic recession, analyst forecasts call for the MID/Netbook/SCC device market reach $29 billion and 200 million shipped units by 2010.
Netbook manufacturer Acer shipped over two million of its popular Aspire Netbooks in Q3 of 2008, and is forecasting sales of 15 million units in 2009. eeePC is another major player with continued news of speculation around Apple creating its own Mac Netbook or tablet.
This friends of ED book by Nancy Nicolaisen and Karen Offerman will be one of the very first if not the first guide and catalog for consumers to choose the best Netbook to use; how to use; and integrate with the Web community via Webware, social networking and more.