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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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Clever strawman
by vivainio on Wed 7th Jul 2010 10:03 UTC
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Note how the discussion is continuously steered towards "iPad vs PC". That's a beneficial argument for Apple, because that's the one they will win; everyone that buys an iPad has a pc already, so no potential customer is going to even think about this issue.

The real question we should be having is: iPad vs. other tablets. That's the discussion that will not turn out to be so favorable towards Apple. If you are going on about PCs like a broken record, the rest of the world will view you as a reactionary idiot and keep buying iPads.

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