January 9, 2013 – 11:14am
PC is the acronym for personal computer… and what would be more personal than a computer that stays with you 24/7 like a PocketPC (aka ‘smart phones’, ‘super smartphones’, ‘i_______ ‘).
Apple Dictionary (2.2.3 build 118.5) describes the term personal computer as “designed for use by one person at a time”. Ironically the image attached to the Wikipedia version of the term is a desktop computer (how nostalgic).
In the past mobile OS’s all suffered from the same historical fate – lack of continuity. In example it has been very difficult to move the same file format between mobile and non-mobile OS’s. Microsoft is stumbling to resolve that with Windows 8 (proving once again that if you throw enough money at a problem and force people to use it, adoption is imminent … or so the dogma goes). Apple is too profitable to care. Android was the logical counter solution to Apple fascism.
However, Ubuntu may be able to solve the desktop-mobile bridge with an open universal OS… the Linux way.
Given consumer taste for quad-core ‘supersmart phones’ (aka pocketPC), I see this moment as the historical opportunity for convergence (communications and digital information) and extension (storage, processing, and peripherals) to PC.
Welcome to 2013, year of the – pc –
If glasses HUD can be moved to market soon, then convergence of visual experience with digital information will be realized with the pocketPC. Hence you will never need a desktop computer for general purpose applications.
Steve Swettenham January 9, 2013 – 11:14am
Universal Interface, applications, and file formats
(the holy grail of OS and hardware harmonization)
Steve Swettenham January 9, 2013 – 11:26am