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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RE: Screw Steve Jobs...
by vivainio on Tue 6th Jul 2010 20:16 UTC in reply to "Screw Steve Jobs..."
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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.

Steve isn't being an ass when he's furthering the cause of Apple shareholders.

Rest of the industry is being an ass if they let Steve be the only one profiting from this, holding fingers in their ears and shouting "naah, naah, people don't want tablets", instead of striking back.

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