Posted Sep 20, 2011 22:47 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore
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Most homework is not a report. How many of those did you write in your ~12 years of primary education? I suspect you could count them on your fingers.
Only because I finger count in binary. I doubt I did more than 1023 reports in my primary education, but there were some classes where we had multi-paragraph essays as fairly routine homework. I don't think I'd want to type those using an on-screen keyboard.
You may perhaps call it a desktop at that point, but it isn't a "legacy office PC", and this mode will be the non standard way to use a device (it is already for me).
The first point is fair- though I bet Microsoft tries their best to make mobile windows machines as much like legacy PCs as possible when they're connected to a dock- but I think it's a mistake to predict too far in advance. I expect that mobile computing is the future. Just as many people now have replaced their desktop machines with laptops, I expect many people to replace their laptops with mobile computers. This will require some change in infrastructure and programming practice, but I expect it to be common practice soon enough.
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