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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

No they're pretty common around these parts. I've had quite a few non technical friends buy them by accident.

In January, Apple may announce an external optical drive for the ipad. Does it automatically retroactively become a PC then?

While some designations are going to be arbitrary ( see the campaign for and against pluto's planet hood), you have to at least use reasonable methods to come to the arbitrary designations.

Edited 2010-10-18 19:43 UTC

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