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: History Repeats
by zima on Mon 28th Jan 2013 23:23 UTC in reply to "History Repeats"
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now 'phones' are the new micro-computer. [...] But they will not replace things like application development, audio & video production, and specialized graphics work like CAD & Photoshop for professionals.

Large tablets OTOH (an offshoot of the new phone UIs) ...could be great for CAD (return of the drafting table, but now computerised!) and video/audio/image production.

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