Friday, May 05, 2006

The end of the PC?

Long ago, I saved a link to this old article from The Register as a draft for this blog, and then forgot about it.

A year and a half later, I re-read The post-PC era is upon us and wonder whether Windows Vista will be the nail in the coffin of the powerful versatile and increasingly complex PC. Will Vista be the opportunity for all sorts of innovative products which will appeal to people who don't want to deal with a full blown PC? Between the trendy web services and various little Internet enabled appliances, powerful phones, ipods and whatnot, will the traditional PC still be as widespread in 5 years? Probably not. Things like "The Google Box" predicted by Cringely seem more likely.


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