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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Comment by bolomkxxviii
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 1st Feb 2012 13:32 UTC
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

Of course tablets are computers, so are smartphones, DVRs and personal media players. It does not mean they should all be lumped in together as they have different purposes. Tablets are specialty computers designed primarily as consumption devices. Desktop computers are more general devices. They each should have their own category.

Next up, chimps, gorilla and humans have nearly the same DNA so lets consider them all one group.

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RE: Comment by bolomkxxviii
by aldo on Wed 1st Feb 2012 14:03 in reply to "Comment by bolomkxxviii"
aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

Next up, chimps, gorilla and humans have nearly the same DNA so lets consider them all one group.


Good idea! I vote we call it Homininae.

Edited 2012-02-01 14:04 UTC

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