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[8]: Its mostly happened
by jeffb on Mon 24th Sep 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Its mostly happened"
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"Further, you ignore that sales were slowing before tablets come into play.

No, sales were growing before tablets came into play. The rate of growth in sales was falling but it was still very much a growing market.

So like I said, sales were slowing before tablets came into play.

No, that's not the same thing. There is a difference between distance traveled, speed you are traveling at and how fast you are accelerating or breaking. What you are doing is saying a car reducing its acceleration, but still increasing its speed, was braking.

"More importantly there was a huge downtick in the fall of the rate of growth.

Why do you keep dramatizing the slowing? There was and is no "huge downtick". It's like feeling a light misty rain and you're telling everyone it's a downpour.

2011 vs 2010 growth 11.2%
2012 vs. 2011 growth -1.%

That's not a light misty rain, that's a devastating collapse in sales. That combined with the huge growth in smartphone sales has led parts manufacturers to shift focus.

As for the economy, were it the economy we should have seen a sharp drop in 08-09 and then an increase in 2010, 2011...

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