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Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

Steve
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Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

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PCs are going the way of typewriters, vinyl records and vacuum tubes, one of the engineers who worked on the original machine has said.
The claim was made in a blog post commemorating 30 years since the launch of the first IBM personal computer.
No longer, said Dr Mark Dean, are PCs the leading edge of computing.
No single device has taken the PC's place, he said, instead it has been replaced by the socially-mediated innovation it has fostered.
While IBM was not the first to produce a personal computer, the launch of the 5150 on 12 August 1981 established standards and a design around which many desktop machines have since been built.

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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

and ten years down the line...
shan't be giving mine up in a hurry.  i have more control over my computing on a pc than i do on a mobile phone, or tablet.  i decide when the os calls home, not the os.  they all, chrome, android, ios and ms-os call home whenever they feel like it - at my expense - to dump, or erase stuff on my machine.  i resent that.  i resent having so little control over these mobile oses.
i'll be keeping my pc.
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

Fully agree with you. I will be sticking with a desktop computer as long as I am around !
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

Yeah I don't see myself letting go of a PC any time soon either. Full config options, you can do what you want with it, write your own code etc.
Must be said one day I'd like to get a smartphone and write my own apps but until i can afford one i'm just happy to have a PC to kill the boredom.
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VileReynard
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

Why not get a decent mainframe?

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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

Lack of money !
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

He missed out something, to write the apps for the mobile phones and social networking sites and what-not, you need a computer with a keyboard!  Be pretty hard to write the code behind for facebook on a tablet for instance Tongue
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

I will be sticking with Personal Computers & My  Servers.
@A Fox is Evil, I wish that I could get a mainframe but I cannot a ford one.
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Re: Era of the PC 'coming to a close'?

It's gotta be said actually.. I used to run 3 or 4 at the same time... and then the desktop PC. Now I don't even like the desktop PC due to the noise and the others... well.. they've not been powered up for a long time.
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