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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The iPad and the future of "computers"

Eric Sink has a great post today discussing the future of computers:


The key points that caught my attention (paraphrased and reinterpreted by me):
  1. The iPhone and iPad represent a shift in the "computer" market towards simpler devices for consumers that do what they want and they can't screw up. These devices will start to meet the computing needs of most users. No need for a "real" computer, and no need to call your geeky relative to come fix it regularly.
  2. "Computers" as we know them today with numerous options and a high degree of complexity will become a niche product for a relatively small number of users with specialized needs.
  3. Microsoft is set to miss this seismic shift in the computer landscape.

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