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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RE[4]: Special vs General
by jgagnon on Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Special vs General"
jgagnon
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Which is why I'm suggesting a much simpler definition: If it has an operating system, runs programs, and is in some way programmable, it is a "personal computer". There are obviously other varieties of computers that do not fit this description, but then I wouldn't preface their name with "personal".

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