mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 10, 2012 6:53 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
In reply to: mobile computers replacing desktop
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I'm comparing two markets of almost identical sizes
I wondered why you were comparing markets at all. We were having a discussion about whether mobile computing would replace desktop computing, and the figures you cited were in fact only tangentially related to that question. The figures that would help with that are how fast the number of people with mobile computers is growing and how fast the number of people with desktop computers is declining (if at all). The sales numbers totally skip the disposal side of the equation, and the high growth rate of sales is less predictive when you realize there's a saturation point.
As for the matter of Lenovo taking over IBM's personal computer product line, I'm afraid I've become lost in the analogies again, and I can't see what that teaches us about whether desktop computing will still be around as mobile computing grows.
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