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08/13/2011

Say Goodbye to PC’s ? Say What ?


May PC rest in peace

I just love my personal computer (PC) … and, I don’t see them going anywhere soon (I hope). But, one of the original designers, Mark Dean, says they are going the way of the typewriter. Do you realize that the PC is approaching its 30th birthday!

This is mainly due to the new mobiles and especially the tablet computers.

Details by Brett Molina in USA Today, TechnologyLive:

IBM engineer: PCs going the way of the typewriter
 
With the personal computer approaching its 30th anniversary, one of its original designers from IBM says the device is on the decline.In a recent blog post, Mark Dean — now the chief technology officer for IBM Middle East and Africa — says the era of the PC is near its end.”When I helped design the PC, I didn’t think I’d live long enough to witness its decline. But, while PCs will continue to be much-used devices, they’re no longer at the leading edge of computing,” writes Dean. “They’re going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.”

As the Associated Press reported last month, sales of PCs have slowed down thanks to the surge in popularity of tablets and smartphones.

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