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12/19/2012 05:01 PM EST
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Bert22306
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Bert22306   12/20/2012 11:24:10 PM
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"Today, consumers have few compelling reasons to purchase new PCs. Practically everything consumers want to do – like posting photos on Facebook, getting directions on Google Map, or e-mail – can be done on mobile phones." Practically nothing I want to do can be done well on a smartphone, and I'm a consumer. Even lightweight non-work related stuff, like editing photographs, or watching TV and movies, is remotely optimal on a smartphone. Never mind writing software or doing any real work (including school work). "Of course, we’ll all continue to work on PCs at the office, but this alone won’t drive up the numbers for PC shipments, either." Precisely. At home too. Eventually, products reach a plateau, where replacements, rather than new purchases, create the biggest demand. HARDLY translates to "the end of an era." How overly dramatic. "It’s time for everyone to accept the end of the PC era." That's a non-sequitur. Is the demand for bars of soap ever rising? Probably not. So, are we beyond the "bars of soap era"? I don't get why the trade press is so fond of this silly mantra, quite honestly. All products go through a sharp rise in sales initially, assuming they are useful, and eventually the market reaches saturation. Doesn't mean the products become unnecessary. Contrast this with the Blackberry vs other smartphone issue you pointed out. Now THAT makes sense. This "post PC era" stuff continues to sound really off the wall, sorry.

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Bert22306   12/20/2012 11:24:10 PM
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"Today, consumers have few compelling reasons to purchase new PCs. Practically everything consumers want to do – like posting photos on Facebook, getting directions on Google Map, or e-mail – can be done on mobile phones." Practically nothing I want to do can be done well on a smartphone, and I'm a consumer. Even lightweight non-work related stuff, like editing photographs, or watching TV and movies, is remotely optimal on a smartphone. Never mind writing software or doing any real work (including school work). "Of course, we’ll all continue to work on PCs at the office, but this alone won’t drive up the numbers for PC shipments, either." Precisely. At home too. Eventually, products reach a plateau, where replacements, rather than new purchases, create the biggest demand. HARDLY translates to "the end of an era." How overly dramatic. "It’s time for everyone to accept the end of the PC era." That's a non-sequitur. Is the demand for bars of soap ever rising? Probably not. So, are we beyond the "bars of soap era"? I don't get why the trade press is so fond of this silly mantra, quite honestly. All products go through a sharp rise in sales initially, assuming they are useful, and eventually the market reaches saturation. Doesn't mean the products become unnecessary. Contrast this with the Blackberry vs other smartphone issue you pointed out. Now THAT makes sense. This "post PC era" stuff continues to sound really off the wall, sorry.

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Chee Choy   12/20/2012 10:43:26 PM
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Simply there are more alternatives for the users of emailing, browsing, videos and pictures handlings besides PC, is no longer the sole machine to do it as last time since now there are more devices smartphone, tablets etc could do these simple tasks on the move. PC marketplace just back to what it suppose to.

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Chee Choy   12/20/2012 10:43:26 PM
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Simply there are more alternatives for the users of emailing, browsing, videos and pictures handlings besides PC, is no longer the sole machine to do it as last time since now there are more devices smartphone, tablets etc could do these simple tasks on the move. PC marketplace just back to what it suppose to.

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David Benjamin   12/20/2012 9:41:41 PM
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Effulgence, fulofcrapguy. Respond to the issues, instead of just hurling insults. This isn't junior high school, kid.

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David Benjamin   12/20/2012 9:41:41 PM
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Effulgence, fulofcrapguy. Respond to the issues, instead of just hurling insults. This isn't junior high school, kid.

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help.fulguy   12/20/2012 5:28:45 PM
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Nothing but Junk from Junko. Piece of crap

help.fulguy
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help.fulguy   12/20/2012 5:28:45 PM
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Nothing but Junk from Junko. Piece of crap

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Chris.   12/20/2012 5:08:54 PM
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Hope BB is either paying Apple for royalties, or getting ready for a court battle as this device looks a lot like a rectangle with rounded corners.

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Chris.   12/20/2012 5:08:54 PM
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Hope BB is either paying Apple for royalties, or getting ready for a court battle as this device looks a lot like a rectangle with rounded corners.

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