[LINK] Steve Jobs: Great unwashed don't need PCs
stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu Jun 3 08:12:26 EST 2010
Further to my point about the way we use computers changing...
'It is official: Steve Jobs no longer thinks that PCs are going to be that important.
Speaking at the D8 conference, the Apple supremo said the day is coming when only one out of "every few people" will need a traditional computer.
For evidence he said that when the US was an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that's what you needed on the farms.
"Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular," he said.
He thinks that PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around... but only "one out of x people will need them." ...'
At the same site, Ray Ozzie, Chief SOftware Architect at Microsoft, disagrees. Well he would, wouldn't he.
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