[Chugalug] Raspberry Pi on track to sell more units than Apple II computers

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 18:55:36 UTC 2013


PC to me implies IBM compatible, while Apple's of yore were personal
computers, they were not PCs with their PowerPC CPUs.

If I can install any flavor of x86 or x86-64 os, then its a PC to me, new
macs fall under this too.
On Nov 5, 2013 1:51 PM, "Benjamin Stewart" <stewartbenjamin at gmail.com>
wrote:

> That definition is a little narrow--by that definition many of the PCs
> (and Macs and, ahem, Apple ][s) of yore are not PCs.
>
> How about a novel definition?
>
> "A PC is a general-purpose client computing device, usually having a mouse
> and keyboard attached, which is geared more toward creating content than
> consuming it."
>
> This is not to say that a PC isn't great for consuming content, but a
> mobile device is generally terrible at it.
>
> We have a Surface Pro being passed around at work. To my knowledge, no one
> has yet used it to "work."
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Depends on your definition of a PC.  Is a PC a desktop?
>>
>> I highly doubt the average person will be using a desktop computer in 10
>> years, or even 5.  At least not outside of the office.  I'd be interested
>> to see how many are using a desktop at home today.
>>
>> But if you define it as an X86 machine, or a X64 machine, regardless of
>> form factor, then it will probably be a lot longer.
>>
>> I mean, let me put it this way - is a Microsoft Surface Pro a "PC"?  What
>> about the XP phone from a few years back?  If a smartphone runs on an Intel
>> Atom chip - is it a smartphone or a PC?
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> PC's death gets forcasted like every other year now.
>>> On Nov 5, 2013 11:36 AM, "Tim Youngblood" <timyoungblood at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> All that aside (thanks for saving me the words Chad) the most vital
>>>> aspect is that PC sales penetration into homes had flattened out over the
>>>> past decade.
>>>>
>>>> Now here we are with a device that could break through the price issue.
>>>> The question is whether it is one of price, or one of culture? I'm voting
>>>> the latter.
>>>>
>>>> Tim
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Wil Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> in a time when computers are far more mainstream
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Computers are only mainstream if you count all the people who cannot
>>>>> open theirs.
>>>>>
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