Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE: I don't think so
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 7th Jun 2011 20:37 UTC in reply to "I don't think so"
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Look, I'll be the first to say that I am a fan of smartphones, and even tablets. But neither of them are going to kill PCs or Macs anytime soon. Maybe for my grandma they will, but not for people who need to get 'real work' done.


Exactly. I don't see, in any foreseeable future, small portable device replacing "proper computers".
Not even the very visionary Star Trek authors could fathom the demise of "proper computers" in a distant future.
OTOH, for the gazillionth time, I want my data on my PC, not "in the clouds", also because internet services are far from 100% reliable in many countries, including mine. And dial-up is far from dead on a planetary scale.

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