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[2]: No,
by TemporalBeing on Wed 1st Feb 2012 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE: No,"
TemporalBeing
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In response to the first comment about programming:
Self hosting is not a prequisite for a PC!!! Personal Computing is a prequisite. Users do not program. They use. PCs are not made for use by a professional in computing. They are made for use by USERS. Thus the name Personal computer, not Professional Computer.


Personal Computer (PC) was coined to relate to the desktop computers as opposed to the central, behemoth mainframes and to differentiate between the multi-user environment of the mainframes (regardless of its implementation) and the 1:1 nature of the smaller desktop "PC" computers.

Both were made for USERS. But only one user (typically) had any say over the environment and programs of a PC, as opposed to the admin controlling the many users on the mainframe.

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