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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
BallmerKnowsBest
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2008-06-02

Just to throw in some trivia:
More memory chips are now made for tablets and phones than for PCs.


...and? There are more tires sold for bicycles than for cars, so you also believe we're living in a "post-automobile" world?

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2011-05-12

How many of each are sold then?

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Neolander on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 07:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2010-03-08

...and? There are more tires sold for bicycles than for cars, so you also believe we're living in a "post-automobile" world?

That is an interesting analogy.

Even if people started to use bicycles, motorcycles and public transportation anywhere where they make more sense than cars, such as single-person transportation in a urban context, (easily rented) cars would continue to exist for some purposes, like going on vacation or carrying heavy goods around.

Which is exactly what some people claim is going to happen to the PC: the computer industry wouldn't fix the tablet ecosystem's flaws, since it can make much money off them. Instead, it would focus on making tablets so attractive for their use cases that people would buy one of them first, and only then think about purchasing a PC if they have a need for it.

Which is a disgusting commercial practice if you ask me, but the only thing that matters in the end is whether it will work or not.

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