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August 11, 2011

Yet Another Story About the “Death of the PC”

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:29 am

This one is from IBM itself, where they say that the PC is definitely dead, dead, dead. That’s because the guy who used to work at the PC division at IBM now loves his iPad.

Obviously IBM is continuing it’s age-old tradition of promoting the best and brightest.

Until you can write all the code for an iPad on an iPad, I seriously doubt the PC is dead.

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4 Comments

  1. Dan- there are too many spin doctors trying to predict the future of tech, but really have no clue on the realities that exist. This article on yahoo shows really just how bad things really are:
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/5-ways-technology-actually-getting-worse-184339209.html

    so the spin doctors keep talking about how everyone is going to be on the cloud with a handheld device, but actually online access is getting harder to come by and handheld devices are already using ARM processors which are the most efficient, yet power use is still too high

    Comment by BradC — August 11, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  2. I agree that desktop PC’s are becoming less popular but there are certain things you need a desktop for. Like writing a book, proper high end gaming, big spreadsheets, and also the excellent point about bandwidth, you couldn’t really watch all your TV shows streamed on Hulu or iplayer on a mobile device unless you had a lot of money for unlimited bandwidth. More people are using home PC’s as home media steaming devices now more than ever. I must say I am slightly concerned about what I have seen of Windows 8 making it look like Windows phone 7. All the apps with tiles etc, fine if it’s a tablet but what is the point if it’s a good old desktop? I think you have the option to switch to a normal windows layout with the tiles integrated.

    Comment by chiefnoobie — August 11, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

  3. I think I said this before, but the typical PC user doesn’t really need a PC anyway. For Facebook, email, the web, eBooks, games, and other pastimes, a Tablet is fine. So they have their PC replacement, which is what they want anyway.

    Anyway.

    Nice link. Thanks!

    Comment by admin — August 11, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

  4. It will be interesting to see how well the Google chrome book sells. I think it might do quite well for people that don’t need a full PC or can’t afford one like students.

    Comment by chiefnoobie — August 11, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

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