Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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Screw Steve Jobs...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 6th Jul 2010 17:47 UTC
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That's what he (a.k.a. Apple) wants everyone to believe, since they never really excelled in the market of general-purpose computers. They realized over the last decade or so that all of their devices that make them the most money barely even resemble general purpose computers (and certainly aren't general purpose), so in an attempt to get even *more* people to buy their crap, they try to convince people that their... uh... things, devices, whatever you want to call them, are the way forward. Sorry, but I'm not buying it. The idea *or* the iPad.

IMO, that's good for Apple that they're innovating and trying to find things they do better at, but it really annoys the hell out of me when Steve makes statements like that. Maybe he needs a brain transplant next so he'll stop being an ass.

Edited 2010-07-06 18:06 UTC

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