Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

The personal computer is here to stay but it is no longer the dominant computing platform.


Maybe according to the tech press and Apple fans but here in reality mobile devices are a tiny blip when it comes to web statistics.
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?...

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robcj Member since:
2007-10-11

You are correct. The personal computer is still the dominant platform. It was a poor choice of words on my part. What I meant was that the personal computer is no longer the only game in town.

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