140 is the twitter limit today. 160 for SMS. I expect these will eventually increase, but there are also many other social media applications in use that have higher limits. I do get your point though. How do we educate the future leaders of the world when they are nose down in social media. They are very current on whatever is popular but that may not be the topics needed to guide the future.
As the portables (tablets and phones) become capable of performing most of the functions of the PC, it is only natural that they will take over the market. Very few applications used by most people require the PC. This is the natural evolution.
"Laptops have always been classified as PCs. Certain types of tablets, such as the Surface Pro, perhaps should also be classified as PCs."
Indeed, it's just a matter of how the categories are defined. When it is stated as "PC sales are declining and tablet sales are overtaking them" it sounds like news. But if it is stated as "computers keep getting smaller and more portable," then people will just say "yes, well duh!"
"Many tablets being sold have better displays and hardware than pcs. And many tablets are sold with keyboards.. Finally, are the touchscreen laptops being classified as tablets?"
That was exactly my reaction too. For some reason, the numbers keep getting adjusted to continue this storyline about "the decline in PC sales," even when PC sales aren't declining!
Laptops have always been classified as PCs. Certain types of tablets, such as the Surface Pro, perhaps should also be classified as PCs, because they were really designed to function as super sleek laptops, and to run the same apps as laptops.
He fixed it but would have added a comment below the article that the piece was updated. I think that is the journalist tradition. That helps people track changes in case someone has referred and quoted the article
Yes, this has been long expected despite the bullish wish of Mr. Michael Dell who still thinks the golden age of PC is not over. I am yet to see the reason why I will go to the market or store and buy a PC over a portable/mobile device.
The strong wireless growth will keep Quacom and Android's position, Intel and Microsoft keep losing land. Year 2013 marks that: smart phone centered wireless internet over takes PC centered internet, "Quadroid" replaces "Wintel".
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