Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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Post PC ? Why not, but...
by Neolander on Fri 21st Sep 2012 09:18 UTC
Neolander
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I see nothing that intrinsically prevents tablet hardware from replacing PC hardware for most use cases in the future.

However, as long as the software that is installed on it turns it into an expensive toy for content consumption, that is unlikely to happen.

Most tablet limitations which I see mentioned here and there are software-related, not hardware-related. Just like desktop OSs before, cellphone and tablet OSs need to grow up. Only this time, it's in the opposite direction : not from utterly arcane to usable by everyone, but from brain dead and artificially limited to compatible with the full breadth of modern computer use cases.

Edited 2012-09-21 09:21 UTC

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