Stephen Downes

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The Post-PC Age is Upon Us

Apr 11, 2013

The frightening news for PC manufacturers:

But wait. In most cases, rapidly expanding growth has a terminus point. You can't keep increasing sales indefinitely, because eventually the market reaches saturation. There's a similar logic for declining growth. Shrinking markets eventually stop shrinking, because they've reached their core market. People still buy horseshoes, they still buy vinyl LPs, and they will still buy desktop PCs. And I think that before people start leaping off the ledge they should consider that the core market for PCs is very strong - indeed, offices will continue to support the large monitor and powerful computer sitting under the desk, simply because if you're on the thing all day, you want size and speed, not portability.

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