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This occurred to me last Thursday when first-quarter PC sales came out. Apparently, sales are up 21 percent year-over-year and HP retook the lead from Apple in this segment. In this report, Apple's numbers include iPads, and sales for iPads collapsed in the first quarter. This got me thinking of the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail when the cart is picking up dead bodies during the Black Plague and one "corpse" not only isn't dead but feels like dancing. It also got me thinking about almost every other trend when we said the prior technology was dead and it wasn't.
Thanks Rob, but I for one don't think the PC ever died at all. The people who say the PC is dead simply want us to believe their thinking.
When you look at the PC you realize that it is the best way to input information for others to use. Other smart items are very good at accessing this information but not in putting it. Laptops which most offices use (and are PCs anyway) are hooked to desktop PCs or monitors in offices. This is because PCs are very good at in putting information from simple word processing and emailing to complex computer aided designs.
Canonical has designed Ubuntu for Android smart phones because they realize PCs are the best way to input information.
PCs never died and will never die and if they do then who will develop stuff for the rest to access using smart units such as tablets and smart phones. Who ever believes PCs died should try doing your article on any smart phone.