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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RE: Trickle down
by smashIt on Thu 20th Sep 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "Trickle down"
smashIt
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2005-07-06

The real revolution that tablets are ushering in is the walled garden approach to software payment and delivery. iPhone started it...


steam and xbla anyone?

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RE[2]: Trickle down
by earksiinni on Fri 21st Sep 2012 00:25 in reply to "RE: Trickle down"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

But they didn't and don't offer nearly the same breadth of software.

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RE[3]: Trickle down
by darknexus on Fri 21st Sep 2012 04:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Trickle down"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

But they didn't and don't offer nearly the same breadth of software.

Not yet, but that situation could change. That's like saying Windows could never one-up the Macintosh back in the early 90's, because it didn't offer nearly as much software.
I think, eventually (and I mean probably twenty years or more) the PC will be supplanted. I do not, however, believe we will see the demise of the traditional PC input methods (keyboard and mouse) nor will we see large screens die off. I think what we'll eventually see is a modular system where by you dock your tablet into a larger workstation. The tablet is the control (the tower, if you will) and you have keyboards, mice, monitors and external storage.

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RE[2]: Trickle down
by bassbeast on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 09:17 in reply to "RE: Trickle down"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhh...how EXACTLY is Steam a "walled garden" when cracking it is as simple as going to gamecopyworld, no different than with any other retail game?

Now with XBLA you are correct because the act of cracking it would probably screw up the install (unless you did a hardware hack) but there is a free tool out there that will let you set multiple Steam game folders (for those with SSDs) so you could have your cracked games and your non cracked games and switch between them no problem with Steam, although why you'd actually want to crack when the sales make it cheaper than renting the thing.

Heck anybody who hasn't decided if they want Saints Row 3 can go download it free on Steam and play it all weekend, its a whole $14 if you want to keep it, fun game.

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