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6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 14:46 jdreyer
 
Those first two articles are very complimentary in describing why PCs will always be around, and yet why tablets are eating into their market share very heavily.  
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5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 14:34 Scud
 
Honestly I don't understand why people seem to care what others use as their primary device for computing. Whether it's a tablet or a desktop, as long as it does what you need it to do it shouldn't matter.  
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4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 10:57 Ratty
 
I really like the description of content "consumers" vs "producers" which I first read about in that article on UI specialists' opinions on Windows 8. I guess the vast majority of computer users are consumers so maybe it makes economic sense for companies to dedicate resources for those products. At work I'm a producer but at home I'm almost solely a consumer nowdays. Still, I can't imagine doing *everything* at home on a tablet or in Windows 8. That would drive me crazy. Or maybe I'm just old.  
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3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 10:43 Verno
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 09:53:
Give up the PC- Get real! You’d have to pry the keyboard and mouse from my cold, dead hands

Unfortunately, most people just surf the Internet, do some e-mail, and use a few specific tablet / phone apps... which will make the PC niche for consumers. That level of usage is great for tablets and phones though... and very convenient for travelling.

It's kinda funny though, my father just got a new laptop after getting an ipad less than a year ago because he got sick of trying to figure out how to do simple things like attach documents to email. The lack of a familiar local filesystem is surprisingly problematic for common users who are used to interacting with Windows machines.
 
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2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 10:18 Ozmodan
 
Yep, there are no decent ios games far as I am concerned unless you like the kiddy arcade games.

I have an ipad and it is useful in many instances, but I still use the desktop and laptop more as I can do more on them.

Productive people will probably not be using an ipad much.
 
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1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 18, 2013, 09:53 wtf_man
 
Give up the PC- Get real! You’d have to pry the keyboard and mouse from my cold, dead hands

Unfortunately, most people just surf the Internet, do some e-mail, and use a few specific tablet / phone apps... which will make the PC niche for consumers. That level of usage is great for tablets and phones though... and very convenient for travelling.

As for gaming... A keyboard and mouse is a must for me, which is why I don't own a console. I'm not saying that I'm not open to a "Minority-Report-Like" interface... but things like the Kinect are far from it. If the technology ever gets good enough... I'd consider gaming that way... but I'll probably be in an old folks home by the time that happens... and I won't want to break my hip!
 
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