Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 16:00 UTC
In the News An interesting discussion is currently raging through the world of computing, or more accurately, through the world of bloggers and analysts. It basically comes down to this: should the iPad be included in laptop and desktop sales figures? If it is included - Apple becomes the largest PC manufacturer in the United States. But, if the iPad should be included - why not the modern smartphone?
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New Categories Required
by Pro-Competition on Mon 18th Oct 2010 17:58 UTC
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Every once in a while, when technology advances converge to allow new classes of devices to be created, the whole category structure needs to be rethought.

It happened when microprocessors made home/personal computers possible. It happened when low-power components and LCDs made laptops possible. It's happening again.

(It also happened many times in history before computers were even thought of - gunpowder, steel-hulled ships and submarines, to name a few.)

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