The computer that never crashes | New Scientist
A revolutionary new computer based on the apparent chaos of nature can reprogram itself if it finds a fault
Remembering Your First Computer Is For Old People | TechCrunch
Similarly, actually remembering and recounting tales of your first computer will soon be this odd, old person thing to do, too. Kids’ first computers will be their parents’ hand-me down iPads. There are children being born into the world now who have always had an iPad. Like, from babyhood. I know that you know this already, but really think about that for a minute.
Radio Shack の TRS-80 が発表されたのは３５年前の今日だった | maclalala2
HP dropped -12.7 percent, Dell dropped -9.5 percent, Acer -14.1 percent and Toshiba -19.5 percent in the U.S. market for the second quarter of 2012.
Apple was up 4.3 percent.
Note that the numbers include “desk-based PCs and mobile PCs, including mini-notebooks but not media tablets such as the iPad.” So they included everything that would make the PC companies look as good as possible. Imagine if they included the iPad in Apple’s numbers.
I think that says it all.
All PC Makers Sales Drop Dramatically in the U.S., Except | Daring Fireball
Classic disruption: the old guard doesn’t even acknowledge the upstart.
アップルのひとり勝ち | maclalala2
Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction | NYTimes.com
“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”
I.B.M. at 100 – Lessons in Tech Longevity | NYTimes.com
Apple looks to be riding a money train for some time. Its current model is focused on selling its stylish devices; the company’s online software and marketplace (for digital media and mobile apps) are mainly servants of the hardware, pleasing consumers so they are more apt to buy iPods, iPhones and iPads.
Yet Apple’s product designs, however impressive, will eventually be mimicked and come under price pressure, just as the mainframe did, predicts Michael A. Cusumano, professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In time, he says, Apple may want to borrow a page from I.B.M. and rely increasingly on software and services for its livelihood.
The Theory That Hardware Is Easily ‘Mimicked‘ | Daring Fireball
I wonder if the professor thinks companies like, say, Rolex and BMW ought to shift to “software and services” too? I don’t think this guy understands Apple at all.
The “Post-PC” Era: It’s Real, But It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does | Forrester Blogs
- Stationary to ubiquitous.
- Formal to casual.
- Arms-length to intimate.
- Abstracted to physical.
「ポストPC時代」を定義する4つのファクター | WIRED VISION
The iPad in Your Hand: As Fast as a Supercomputer of Yore | NYTimes.com
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Why “post PC” doesn’t mean “sans PC” | Macworld
The iPad and other devices are not here to displace the PC (by which I mean all personal computers, whether they’re Macs or PCs running Windows). In fact, post PC means after PC, a new generation of products that build on the PC. What it doesn’t mean is sans PC, that is, without PC. The personal computer will no doubt be with us for a very long time… but that doesn’t mean we’re not in the post-PC world.