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

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:19:20 UTC 2013


http://store.steampowered.com/mobile

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.valvesoftware.android.steam.community

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=CAD&c=apps

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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,
>>>
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