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

Tim Youngblood timyoungblood at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 19:41:54 UTC 2013


Actually you could say it is just steam, and not truly Steam. :)


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Its not steam. Just a chat client and store front.
> On Nov 6, 2013 12:26 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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