Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:16 UTC
Editorial The PC is dead. Rising numbers of mobile, lightweight, cloud-centric devices don’t merely represent a change in form factor. Rather, we’re seeing an unprecedented shift of power from end users and software developers on the one hand, to operating system vendors on the other--and even those who keep their PCs are being swept along. This is a little for the better, and much for the worse.
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Tablet/Slate/whatever.....just a toy. Until it evolves from a platform that's chock full of "yeah, buts", it will be considered as such.

The driver of technology is the business and these things have no place in the corporate environment, other than for road dogs to watch movies on 18 hour flights to Asia, and for whiny overpaid upper-management to do nothing but whip out their e-penis' at meetings to get the ooh and ahh factor from the not so privileged rank and file.

Just like the console heralded the death of the PC for gaming, the laptop heralded the death of the PC for portability, and the Year of the Linux Desktop heralded the death of Windows; the PC lives on, and thrives.

Long live the PC, I'll be happily using mine while your shiny touchy piece of junk is EOL'd faster than you can say "profit margin".

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