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 mrstep on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE: No,"
mrstep
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Exactly. Otherwise, only count as PCs the PCs that people use for development. Oh, wait, that's a lot less than the machines sold that could be used to develop.

There's nothing about a 'PC' that requires being able to develop on it, have a keyboard, a mouse, etc. - and the reality is that a small fraction of users ever go much beyond email and surfing.

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