The engineer who was on the team who built the first PC, 30 years ago, has said that its time has been and gone.
He said that he has switched to a tablet and that the PC is going the way of “vacuum tubes, typewriters, vinyl records, CRT and incandescent light bulbs.”
If he is using a tablet we can’t think that he is getting much work done. The clock speed of a tablet is slow and there is no keyboard.
He said it was not the “post-PC era” because 400 million personal computers will ship this year.
Shaw thinks that the “brave new world” will come about when Microsoft releases Windows 8 which will “re-imagine Windows” and make it less PC dependant.
Of course, Windows 8 is still an operating system and you will need something that has PC qualities to get it to go, but the times they are a changing.