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[Discuss] Future of Personal Computers

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM,  <markw at> wrote:
> My friends and I were arguing about what the future holds for computers. I
> think we all agree that the desktop is dead, but there is some
> disagreement as to the fate of the laptop. Does anyone think that this is
> an interesting discussion?

Yes.  Why do you think the desktop is dead?  For that matter, why do
you think the laptop is dead?

> A "yet to be filled" niche will become a new must-have home device, It
> will be a cross between a set-top box and a file server.

What do you mean by a set-top box?

I think "the cloud" [sic] will stick around as a useful abstraction
tool, but like with all buzzword-ised technologies it will eventually
become just another thing you use when the solution it offers is
appropriate to the problem you have.


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