Monday, November 12, 2007

i told you so...

...the PC is dead (well, ailing, anyway).

Sydney Morning Herald (November 5, 2007) reports:
Masaya Igarashi wants $US200 headphones for his new iPod Touch, and he's torn between Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles. When he has saved up again, he plans to splurge on a digital camera or flat-screen TV. There's one conspicuous omission from the college student's shopping list: a new computer. The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act like pocket-size computers, advanced internet-connected game consoles, and digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.

PC sales are sliding, mobile phones and other mobile devices are increasingly embedded in our everyday lives.

I don't have a desktop anymore (and haven't for over 7 years). Do you?

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