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

Michael Scholten dmscholten at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 20:44:50 UTC 2013


Would if I could, but I can't so I shant... :p

Ya, anywho... I think I shall go back to lerking in my corner....

-Michael


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Tim Youngblood <timyoungblood at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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-Michael
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