Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 11:26 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The rise of the tablet has heralded changes big and small across the tech ecosystem, from a booming market for cloud storage to the fall of Flash. If the computing industry was a stagnant pond in late 2009, the introduction of tablets a few months later was less akin to a pebble flicked from the shore and more like a boulder hurled from 10 feet up. The ripples have been widespread and lasting." Simple question: if an ordinary user used her laptop to check Facebook, the news, and read a few blogs, and now uses a tablet to do the exact same thing - how much has really changed? Are any of the things mentioned in this article - the rise of HTML5, streaming video, and internet storage - really the result of tablets?
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 10th Sep 2012 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Yes, but I think to a lesser amount. Now we use your mobile phones wherever we are. It's hard to walk the streets or sit in a public place without people staring at their mobile phone.

Also I think people did work at work and private stuff at home. Now lots of people do private stuff at work and work after hours from home.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by smashIt on Mon 10th Sep 2012 12:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-06

It's hard to walk the streets or sit in a public place without people staring at their mobile phone.


and before the smart-phones it was hard to walk the streets or sit in a public place without people typing SMS' on their dumb-phones

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