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Bert22306
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re: More than 500 million connected devices in U.S. homes
Bert22306   3/20/2013 7:20:40 PM
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This article only underscores the meaninglessness of the "post-PC world" mantra. When PCs are present in 93 percent of connected homes, just how much growth can one expect? I'll bet a lot of these connected homes already have more than one PC in them. What you expect, at this level of coverage, is replacements and upgrades only. When smartphones reach a number in that 90 percent neighborhood, would anyone expect their growth to be so high as to perpetuate the current hype about them?

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Duane Benson   3/21/2013 5:16:20 AM
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Bert - I totally agree. This is no more a "post-PC" era, than were the years that laptops were becoming popular or towers overtook horizontal cases. Tablets are a pretty amazing advance, but they're are a) something different or b) just another PC in a different form factor. There may be a post-pc era at some point, but that point isn't now.

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old account Frank Eory   3/21/2013 11:49:46 PM
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I'm actually surprised that the average number of connected devices is only 5.7 per household. Throw some young people into the mix -- my kids & their friends -- and between all the smartphones, a couple tablets, my desktop PCs, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players, at any giving moment I seem to have a disturbing number of clients connected to my WiFi router!

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any1   3/25/2013 5:49:30 PM
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I think we ARE in the beginning stages of the "post-PC" era, which doesn't mean PCs are dead, just dying. The Wintel duopoly is fading. If you want to call tablets a PC with a different form factor I think you're missing the bigger picture. Sure they're all just computing devices of one sort or another but we are witnessing a sea change of hardware and software as well as form factor. One where fast growing Asian markets, not the US market, will ultimately decide the winners and loosers.



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