Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Peter Köhlmann on Monday 11 August 2008 11:58 : \____
>> Mark Kent wrote:
>> < snip >
>>> The desktop is dead.
> It's a gradual thing and an overstatement, for sure.
I don't agree that it's an overstatement. I've just received Dabs'
latest catalogue, and guess how many Vista logos there were? None. Not
one. Clearly, nobody is interested.
How many desktop machines? Well, maybe one. Perhaps.
How many laptops/mobile devices? 30+
How many appliances? Several.
Of particular note is that latest Archos 605? with integrated GPS.
Times change, requirements change, people change. Nobody is interested
in accessing things which are locked into one place, which is the
fundamental idea behind the "desktop" computer.
> See the A$$ociated Press article (intentionally no link) that reports on
> decline of desktop in Japan. There was a study.
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| I would suggest that the open source community should stop obsessing
>| with the battle for the desktop, and start focusing on the battle for
>| the platform that will replace it. As I have said before, the day
>| will soon come when the notion of having to go to a particular
>| machine on a particular room every time you need access to
>| information or computer power will be as obsolete as the notion
>| of having to go to the hand pump over the well in the front
>| yard every time you need water.
> - --
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