Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An article at The Next Web points out that the latest marketshare numbers put Apple at the top of "PC" makers, and that some PC makers that don't have any tablet momentum are calling foul. It's "controversial" to count tablets as PCs, they say. The article points out various justifications for not categorizing tablets as personal computers, and then shoots them down. I must say, I find the argument compelling.
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RE: humans vs zombi
by jared_wilkes on Wed 1st Feb 2012 05:45 UTC in reply to "humans vs zombi"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Well, no. You can choose to make it an argument about words if you'd like. I don't people think that's an interesting or long conversation worth much attention, but you can begin and end the conversation there for yourself if you'd like. But you'd be wrong.

Others are asking and arguing about whether or not we have a new type of computing usage scenario (or maybe more of the same? or something that's a half-measure, not as good as what we used to have?) which is equal to or comparable to an old one, what the appropriate factors are for making that judgement (feature set, computational power, usage time, usage type, cost/profit, etc.), and what ways these factors make one form factor better, worse, the same, comparable, or completely different from another one.

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RE[2]: humans vs zombi
by vtolkov on Wed 1st Feb 2012 06:01 in reply to "RE: humans vs zombi"
vtolkov Member since:
2006-07-26

Obviously there are new scenarios. My daughter use her iPad to listen music when doing homework on her desktop. My new usage scenario is to read email and ebooks half-lying on a chair. Obviously I could not do that with my 27" desktop. And it is super-convenient to use it during long flight to watch movies and read. Standard laptop does not fit between economy class rows, but iPad fits perfectly. And if think about it, there is a lot of different scenarios how tablet can COMPLEMENT desktops and phones.

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