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 MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 21st Sep 2012 07:48 UTC
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Also I wonder why Thom agrees, while the most news on this site is related to mobile devices like phones and tablets.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by WorknMan on Fri 21st Sep 2012 23:13 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Also I wonder why Thom agrees, while the most news on this site is related to mobile devices like phones and tablets.


Because PCs these days are boring, while mobile devices are still in their infancy. The mobile devices have quite a ways to go before they reach the maturity of the PC, so naturally there's a lot of exciting development going on there.

That being said, I don't think a 'post PC' world means that PCs are dead, just that they're no longer the center of the universe. And already, the lines are getting blurred between what is a tablet and what is a PC, especially when you can dock a tablet to a keyboard and attach a mouse. What then becomes the difference, especially if that tablet has an x86 CPU that can run a full-blown PC OS when docked?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 15:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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The first time I heard the term was when Steve coined it and he had the same definition as you and one I also agree with.

People who 'deny' post-PC always change this definition and set the complete disapperance of the PC as a compulsary property.

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