The proliferation of small, single-purpose devices (such as MP3 players) at the expense of the "do-it-all" PC. For example, smaller devices, such as PDAs, are favored by many users who need to manage digital information while they are mobile (and PDAs are even more portable than laptops). Divergence is the opposite of convergence, which is the coming together of communication devices.

See also : convergence  
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