Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It seems like once a year an article or blog gets posted re-igniting the debate on the future of computing devices. Because I often speak about the future of technology, the topic is of great interest to me — especially when it comes to the future of PCs.
First, let me pose a question: Why don’t other industries have the same black/white mentality?
* Mutual Funds are dead!
* The car is dead – SUV’s will take over!
* The toaster is dead!
Looking at some of the sources of the “PC is dead” mantra, it is usually a new technology that inspires the prediction:
* Internet in 1994
* Thin Clients in 1996
* Smart phone in 2002
* Virtualization in 2005
* Cloud in 2007
* Netbook in 2008
* Slate in 2010