Last week I had a chance to sit at a panel with some of the smart venture capitalists at the Linux World in San Francisco. One who impressed me the most was Sam Jadallah, a general partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. A former Microsoft veep, he is a man who does not mince words. At Microsoft he handled the developer side of things, and remembers fondly all the excitement in the developer community. That has changed he says. Now all the buzz and excitement is among the open source developers. During our chat, he came up with this gem, which is very telling about the future of technology: “I recently paid more for my cell phone, than I did for my PC.” Ouch! Explains why Microsoft and Intel are desperate to get into the “mobility” business, albeit with little success.