Frank Shaw, writing from the D11 conference:
On one hand, looking around the conference, there were iPads and
other tablets as far as the eye could see. On the other hand, (as
I noted in a tweet), most of the people around me were using their
iPads exactly as they would a laptop — physical keyboard
attached, typing away, connected to a network of some kind,
creating a document or tweet or blog or article. In that context,
it’s hard to distinguish between a tablet and a notebook or
laptop. The form factors are different, but let’s be clear, each
is a PC.
You could have won a lot of money making bar bets a decade ago that in 2013, Microsoft’s communications chief would make an argument that positions Apple as the number one maker of PCs by volume in the world.
It’s a good piece, and I agree with his conclusion:
When you strip away all the post-PC rhetoric, maybe we’re all
saying the same thing — the future is about killer devices
connected to amazing cloud services. That’s the future Microsoft
is embracing, and that’s the future that everyone here at the D
Conference is excited about.
★ Friday, 31 May 2013