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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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My reasons
by biffuz on Tue 6th Jul 2010 21:16 UTC
biffuz
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2006-03-27

Here's why the iPad will never replace MY pc:
1) I want to choose which software to run, not being limited to someone else's choice.
2) I want to develop my own software and give it to anybody I like without being "approved" by someone (see point 1).
3) A netbook can do everything the iPad can, plus a lot of other things (see point 1 and 2), while having a similar portability and screen size but with a real keyboard. And half the price.
4) It costs too much for what it offers.

I can buy one, however, at the following conditions:
1) I find an idea for a killer app that makes me rich.

And anyway, I would like if more and more people switch to iPad and the likeness, becsause:
1) we will have less and less snotties pretending to be programmers and stealing work from serious programmers ;)

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