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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Remove PC
by ephracis on Tue 19th Oct 2010 01:07 UTC
ephracis
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2007-09-23

Maybe we should remove the term "PC" altogether.

There are: desktops, laptops, netbooks, game consoles, smartphones, regular/dummy phones, tablets, kiosks, toasters, GPS navigation systems, portable music players, SmartTVs (or whatever they will be called), servers and coffee machines. Analyze sales using this classification. PC is old!

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RE: Remove PC
by M.Onty on Tue 19th Oct 2010 09:25 in reply to "Remove PC"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

This makes sense to me. If people won't use the x86/Windows definition anymore (and, frankly, it wasn't an historically accurate one to start with) then scrap the name.

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