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: post-PC doesn't mean PC-is-dead
by skeezix on Fri 21st Sep 2012 04:39 UTC in reply to "post-PC doesn't mean PC-is-dead"
skeezix
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Hear hear; I like what you have to say. I never thought of the term 'post-PC' as meaning the slow death of PCs either; in the web development world, I think that it means something more like 'the PC has lost its monopoly and it's a multi-player game now'. It presents new challenges for those of us who create content -- especially (but not exclusively) on the web -- but they're fun challenges.

So I agree: the post-PC world is not about the death of PCs, and I don't know who actually uses the term in that sense. The post-PC world is about a confusing but healthy polyculture of computing devices that let you do what you need to do -- devices that speak the same linguae francae (the Web is chief among those, but standard file formats are important in that regard too).

Edited 2012-09-21 04:40 UTC

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