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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The PC is NOT Dead
by benali72 on Thu 1st Dec 2011 04:44 UTC
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Handheld devices will no more kill the PC than Unix servers killed the mainframe or television killed radio. Obviously there is a shift going on to smaller devices, and there will be some displacement of the PC by these smaller devices. But "the PC is dead"? Silly. There are still many uses where consumers and business users will want real keyboards, large screens, systems on which you can install anything you want, etc.

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