In Brief: Nov. 29, 1999

CLIP FILE Are we living in a post-PC era? Pundits at the annual Comdex trade show in Las Vegas last week argued yes, but many of the devices on display told a different story. Even Sony, which is making a big push into gadgets that connect to each other sans PC, still gives an occasional nod to the desktop computer. Its new Music Clip plays 2 hrs. of digital music on a single AA, but gets tunes, via USB cable, from a PC. Available in January, the Clip includes Sony's OpenMG Jukebox software to copy songs off CDs.

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