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

Benjamin Stewart stewartbenjamin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 20:48:44 UTC 2013


Fair enough. In that case, what is your classification for Amiga, C-64,
TRS-80, Acorn(from which is descended the Pi), etc.?


On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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