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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Fact is, he is wrong.
by Sabon on Fri 21st Sep 2012 19:35 UTC
Sabon
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"While Bradly obviously has something to sell, he's still right. Because of the 'post', it implies we're all moving beyond the PC, that it's going to die out in favour of tablets and smartphones."

Anytime you use a word like "all" just shows how stupid this comment is.

Is the world is a post dumb phone world? Yes. Did "all" people stopped buying dumb phones? No. There are still a lot of dumb phones being purchased. Face it though, smart phones are the big sellers now.

What does that have to do with anything? Well, iPads outsold ALL models of desktop/laptop computers for any one company with over 64 million sold, which is more than double the year before. Hmmm. Keep in mind that iPads have only been around for a little more than a year and a half and the sales rate is still climbing rapidly. Meanwhile "PC" sales are growing at a measly 1.2% rate.

Will people still need PCs? Sure, of course. Some people. Most people don't need pickup trucks but a lot of them are sold each year. But most people buy cars. That is probably the way the non-tech, non-nerd world is going to be.

Feel free to bury your head in the sand.

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RE: Fact is, he is wrong.
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 20:02 in reply to "Fact is, he is wrong."
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2008-06-02

So, in summary, your argument is: "the prefix 'post' means whatever I want it to mean, because I say so".

Anytime you use a word like "all" just shows how stupid this comment is.


Oh goody, more the angry-defensiveness that seems to be the default emotional state for Apple fanboys. Yawn, next?

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