Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Thu 20th Sep 2012 23:07 UTC
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For content-consumers sure, good ol' PC is a thing of the past. Now it's Smart TVs, tablets/pads, supersmartphones etc. Another question is how can you replace a workstation, you know, the thing that one uses to actually create the content everyone else consume, e.g. software, games, artwork, music and videos.

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RE: Comment by v_bobok
by cdude on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 08:28 in reply to "Comment by v_bobok"
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I think when people talk about the end of the PC-era they are correct and it happened already.

The point is that PC means Windows-PC what refers to the Microsoft monopoly on Computers we had for a whole decade. THAT is gone and today we have Microsoft, Apple, Android and more choice.

Today its exactly not any longer a Microsoft Personal Computer monopoly-landscape we have. This is gone and with it the Windows-PC that equaled to the Windows Computer got replaced with Smartphones, Tablets and other devices with other OSes having successful build an ecosystem and selling huge number of products.

So, yes, we are at the end of an era, of the (Microsoft Windows monopoly) (Personal) Computer era. Now we are in the multidevice, multiOs era where interoperability and choice matters.

Edited 2012-09-22 08:35 UTC

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