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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RE[4]: Trickle down
by earksiinni on Fri 21st Sep 2012 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Trickle down"
earksiinni
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Not yet, but that situation could change.


Agreed, but that's immaterial. I was making a historical point, both that iOS had the first widely successful walled garden general purpose app store, and that it was that app store which made its way onto a semi-PC like environment (i.e., iPad) with a screen large enough to do real work. The success of that combination has shown the way for everyone, and I see Windows 8 as a natural next step.

Should Steam get productivity apps, for example, they would certainly be emulating Apple's/Google's/Nokia's/Microsoft's app stores at this point in this regard even though they pioneered the technology way before Apple or those other players. (Well, I'm not so sure about Nokia...)

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