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 kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 21st Sep 2012 08:03 UTC
kovacm
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2010-12-16

If someone announces the death of a certain product of product category - 'post-PC world', 'iPhone killer', etc. - always consider the source. More often than not, it comes from people who are trying to sell you something.


Like Bradley? ;) ;)

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by MOS6510 on Fri 21st Sep 2012 10:47 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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2011-05-12

Well, not like Bradley. HP doesn't have any post-HP stuff to sell, so he's part of the group that denies post-PC... and then tries to sell PC stuff.

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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 21st Sep 2012 14:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

Well, not like Bradley. HP doesn't have any post-HP stuff to sell, so he's part of the group that denies post-PC... and then tries to sell PC stuff.

I just meant that: "so he's part of the group that denies post-PC... and then tries to sell PC stuff." - like Thom stated: " it comes from people who are trying to sell you something." ;)

The reason that we still don't have Atari and Amiga computers is because IBM had opened up the specifications for their BIOS and expansion boards, and the birth of cheap clones came about.

btw only thing that "open"* IBM PC bring is CRAPWARE to masses for next 15 years! Atari and Amiga from 1985. looks like STAR TREK technologies compared to PC (or Mac).

*(like someone said: Compaq open it, IBM never share BIOS specification)

Thanx to that "openness" of PC, today we have Apple that have no real competitors because everybody made only dummy hardware - they gave up from software and rely on Microsoft solutions! Thanx to Steve, Apple manage to survive; otherwise we would loose great NextSTep/OS X and lot more (we all saw Microsoft "vision" of Tablets in 2001...)!

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