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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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iPad is a start...
by spinnekopje on Wed 7th Jul 2010 13:25 UTC
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Look at the iPad the same way you look at the first mobile phones. What did they say about the first pda's?

As far as I know the iPad is the first one that is really intended to use only with your fingers. It is not a pc with a touchscreen without keyboard like a lot of previous tablets. For me that is a very good sign for the future.

The pc won't completely disappear, but for home use it is possible that most people won't have one anymore in a number of years.

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