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[5]: Development
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Development"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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You can't define things that are variable over time and include them in a classification system, unless you want to update the classifications every couple of months. That would render it pretty much worthless as you'd have to make a note of what the definitions were back when some one cited a statistic that used the definition.

All of your classifications are so dependent on things that could change tomorrow. If you can develop on the device.... If you can perform action A on it without the use of another device... Its like piece wise defining a sine wave... There is probably a better way to do it without having so many conditions to examine. I don't mean to knock down everything you are suggesting, but I think you need to zoom out and take a wider look at the situation as others seem to be on a more sensible track.

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