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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RE[2]: Comment by Treza
by Treza on Tue 14th Aug 2012 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Treza"
Treza
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Okay, granted, analog computers predates digital ones !

At first, I was pissed by the juxstaposition of the Altair, which was for geeks and specialists and the iPad, for the masses.

This history also completely misses a very important type of electronic device: The programmable Calculator ! (HP, Texas, Sharp, Casio...). For example the HP-65 is contemporaneous to the Altair.

Edited 2012-08-14 23:19 UTC

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