mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 9, 2012 18:22 UTC (Sun) by giraffedata
In reply to: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
Parent article: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
When the handheld computer is docked, you have a desktop computer. So this proposition isn't that desktop computers will be replaced by handheld computers, but that the desktop computer of the future will share major parts with a handheld one.
That seems really unrealistic to me. The handheld parts are so constrained by the mobility requirement that the desktop would be far less capable per unit cost than if it were made entirely of desktop-optimized parts. Any savings from reusing parts would be outweighed by the loss from weakening both the desktop and the handheld.
And do bear in mind that one's data will be accessible by all of the handheld and desktop computers one uses, even without docking.
There is a separate proposition that I think some people confuse with this docking idea: most desktop computers will actually be replaced by handhelds. I.e. people will compute on their hands, not at their desks. There will be far fewer big screens and mice.
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