Similar was said about mainframes.
I can recall countless posts here stating that tablets when iPad was launched would never take off.
Technology changes as does the needs and application of said technology.What reins supreme today is forgotten tomorrow, I believe there will be a continuing need for the traditional desktop, (I don't include all in one devices in this) but that will be a small niche market.
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I still dont get the 'hidden running costs' and obsolescence he mentions.
Example; i can get an iphone from my ISP value $600.00 for $0.00 if i sign a 3 year contract, with a monthly minimum of $50.00. they can't lose, if i never used it at all they would still get $1800.00. Depending on what apps. you use or amount of video you watch it is not uncommon for monthly bills in excess of $100.I still dont get the 'hidden running costs' and obsolescence he mentions.
Here where i live iphones are very popular with the teenagers, probably similar in your part of the world. I was a teenager once,
when the newer ,fancier, etc. version comes along they want it, no matter if the old one still works or not.
Maybe we just live beyond our means?
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My short view: They try to abuse computers to sell them as entertainment devices.
We will be more and more entertained, more dumb in sum, the huge amount of information we get is more and more without quality. They try to move us buy the newest nonsense. A good keyword to start: Obsolescence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolescence It's business.
Never ever can a small device like a mobile phone or even netbook, smartphone, etc be an alternative to my Desktop PC. They are just another toys, for a huge amount of money, to be thrown away in 3 years.
Watch this bulb, already 110 years old, works.
but then, they decided to limit lifetime to 1000 hours. So don't hink they want innovation!!
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