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

Michael Scholten dmscholten at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 17:50:45 UTC 2013


Except that isn't really "steam on mobile". That just a portal that lets
you talk with friends and/or purchase their programs... Whilst somewhat
handy, it still won't allow me to play any of the games on my mobile device
that I do on my desktop/laptop.

-Michael


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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,
>>>>
>>>> dtb
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-Michael
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