Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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My 2 cents
by Shkaba on Mon 18th Oct 2010 18:53 UTC
Shkaba
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2006-06-22

DISCLAIMER:
I absolutely hate touch screens. I consider it a wasteful use of visual real estate.

A PC is a device that allows me to find solution for a particular problem through intensive computation. For this purpose I would typically load/create a program and feed input data. Reducing PC to a simple consumer of content is a degradation that warrants exclusion from the definition of a "Personal computer". Therefore iPad is definitively NOT a PC.

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