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.
Permalink for comment 433060
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Simple test to see if the iPad is for you
by BLToday on Fri 9th Jul 2010 22:30 UTC
Member since:

are you on

If yes, then iPad is not for you.

If no, then maybe.

My parents have never own a computer or even know how to use a word processor, but they can use the iPad for emailing their high school friends. That's the power of the iPad and other simple computing devices. It's not about delivering complete features and functions. It's just good enough for basic tasks.

Sure the PC won't go away, but many of its job will be taken over by much simpler devices. Probably soon, most people won't need to turn on a PC to check their email, instant message, or basic web surfing.

Reply Score: 1