Linked by the_randymon on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The first computers were gigantic, filling rooms and requiring constant care and maintenance. [...] The computer stayed on the desk until the laptop computer, a smaller, more portable, but just as powerful machine, made it nearly obsolete. And then, the iPhone was released, followed shortly after by Android and the Palm WebOS, and the next step in computing was clear. What we did not immediately understand was if mobile computing was an accessory, or a replacement, for the traditional desktop machines." Jon-Buys at Ostatic believes the phone-becomes-computer paradigm is the next step.
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RE: I actually really did LOL
by M.Onty on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 13:30 UTC in reply to "I actually really did LOL"
M.Onty
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This breathless account of something that is both obvious and has been happening for six years is just too much. Of course smart phones are computers. That has been clear from when the first iPhone launched and was obvious once the App Store launched and took off. And Ubuntu is definitely not the future of anything ;)

Interestingly when Apple was designing the first iPhone they were going to call it the iPad and market it as a computer that also had a phone function built it. In the end they decided not to, but what's clear is that Apple always saw the iPhone as a computer.


Quickly, bung a load of references to the brilliance of Apple into the conversation! Phew, that was a close one; we almost managed to have an intelligent debate about a potentially interesting new direction for computing without an unnecessary fruity reference.

For what its worth, I think Canonical could really be on to something here. Shame they're going to be competing with Mozilla for market share though, I'd rather see the two work together.

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