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[Discuss] Future of Personal Computers

Personally I don't know anyone who uses a tablet exclusively.  It will
still be some time before they replace laptops as the primary device.

Additionally it would not surprise me if the growth of tablets actually
revitalized the desktop to an extent.  With a tablet the convience of a
laptop is unnecessary.  but an affordable desktop could provide the storage
and a serious work environment.
On Mar 12, 2012 9:47 PM, "Daniel C." <dcrookston at> wrote:

> 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.
> -Dan
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