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The only way smartphones will replace laptops (or desktops) is if they become powerful enough to replace them. Do children need a PC? No, but the _vast_ number of working adults do, and will continue to need them in the foreseeable future. I'd grant that mobile device usage is increasing at a great rate, but if anything is going to replace the desktop, it'll be the laptop. Mabye in 20 years we'll see mobile devices getting powerful enough to dock to a full size keyboard and monitor (make no mistake, people want and need a full size keyboard and monitor), and then to run spreadsheets, photoshop and other applications. But until then they'll be an accessory.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2012 on The PC is Over at Coding Horror
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