Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Demise of the Desktop PC.

Network World:
After 30 years, IBM says PC going way of vacuum tube and typewriter

Mark Cubans Blog
The End of an Era – The Desktop PC… a repost from 2005

From Slashdot:
"One of the original engineers of IBM's first PC says PCs are 'going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.' With the 30th anniversary of the IBM 5150 (running MS-DOS) coming this week, IBM CTO Mark Dean argues that the post-PC world is very much upon us, perhaps not surprising given that IBM sold its PC business in 2005. Microsoft, of course, weighed in as well, saying the PC era is nowhere near over. But perhaps in the future we will consider a personal computer anything a person does computing on — whether that be laptop, tablet, smartphone, or something that hasn't even been invented yet."

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