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

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:14:29 UTC 2013


Whe I can install standard Windows apps like Steam, CAD, or my Mathematics
apps that utilize CUDA on a tablet, the PC will disappear.
On Nov 6, 2013 12:11 PM, "Chad Smith" <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have family members that got tablets in the last year or so and almost
> never touch their laptops anymore.  Between their tablet and their
> smartphone, they have no need for the PC.
>
> For people who are only into casual use of their computers - media
> consumption, casual games, social networking, etc. - the PC is already dead.
>
> The reason tablets and smartphones are able to be so useful is because of
> the cloud.  For a lot of the apps - the bulk of the work is done somewhere
> else - the media is stored online and streamed to the device (Pandora,
> YouTube, Netflix) for example.
>
> I think the next big thing for mobile devices will be more a VNC type
> model - something like OnLive ( onlive.com ) or CloudOn ( cloudon.com)...  Yes, OnLive failed at first, and may not ever really recover - but
> that wasn't because the model was bad, it was because of mismanagement.
>
> But the idea of having your mobile device basically serve as a thin client
> to a much more powerful computer - I think that's going to be one of the
> things that makes the traditional PC obsolete.  If I can carry a $50 device
> in my pocket, and pay... idk... $50 a year? ... to have access to a portion
> of a supercomputer... and the interface works with my hardware....  Why
> wouldn't I do that?
>
> Yes, there are security issues - but for the vast majority of users... If
> the broadband is there, why not use it?
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
>
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>> On 11/6/2013 10:52 AM, Tim Youngblood wrote:
>> > Is the PC dead? It is on life support.
>> >
>> >
>> http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2013/11/5/mobile-is-eating-the-world-autumn-2013-edition
>>
>> Anyone
>> >
>> know anyone buying phones or tablets to replace computers?  In
>> my experience, all we are seeing are these things: New shiny gadgets
>> are selling.  Powerful enough PCs of a 4-5 year old vintage aren't
>> being replaced as quickly as in prior years, no new OS to drive bigger
>> and better hardware specs.  Anyone have differing experience?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> dtb
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