Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 12:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Back in 2005, we charted 30 years of personal computer market share to show graphically how the industry had developed, who succeeded and when, and how some iconic names eventually faded away completely. With the rise of whole new classes of 'personal computers' - tablets and smartphones - it's worth updating all the numbers once more. And when we do so, we see something surprising: the adoption rates for our beloved mobile devices absolutely blow away the last few decades of desktop computer growth. People are adopting new technology faster than ever before." BeOS not mentioned. Would not read again. 2/10.
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Smart phones are personal computers now?
by leech on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:53 UTC
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So this article goes from talking about personal computers to... smart phones and tablets. Smart phones (as even the article says) are basically PDAs with phone functionality. Sure they run 'applications' but you still wouldn't use your smart phone for the majority of generic computing tasks (writing an essay for example).

Sure you COULD, I have libreoffice running on my Nokia N9, but I still wouldn't put it in the same class as my Amiga 4000 or my Atari Mega STe. Or even my generic 8 Core PC.

Overall, a rather retarded article.

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