The PC has been killed by the tablet, the netbook and the smartphone, along with its unwillingness to adapt, indicated Ozzie, the visionary behind Lotus Notes and more recently a former CTO and chief software architect at Microsoft. Ozzie was speaking at a Geekwire event when he said that Google’s Android and Apple’s IOS have kicked the PC’s market out from under it.
“People argue about ‘are we in a post-PC world?’. Why are we arguing? Of course we are in a post-PC world,” he said, according to a Reuters report.
“That doesn’t mean the PC dies, that just means that the scenarios that we use them in, we stop referring to them as PCs, we refer to them as other things.”
We can’t work out how we should refer to the PC, but we have it in our minds that it’s the box that keeps our knees warm during the day. For Ozzie though it has become part of a larger technology blur that has fogged over all of our lives.
“It’s a world of phones and pads and devices of all kinds, and our interests in general purpose computing – or desktop computing – starts to wane and people start doing the same things and more in other scenarios,” he added.
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