Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
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User Rank: Apprentice
1/3/2012 | 9:52:39 PM
re: Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
I can believe that smartphones will erase the digital divide for adults in 5 years or so. There are so many activities I do online (like this post, for example) that could be done from a smartphone. But what about children / students? How do you write your English paper on a smartphone? Yes, you can use the data plan and e-reader to perform the research for your US History / Science / English project, but how do you product the content? External Bluetooth keyboard? Bluetooth printer? I'm still worried about the digital divide for kids, and the disadvantage they will have in their education as they're preparing for jobs or college.
User Rank: Apprentice
12/29/2011 | 1:40:33 AM
re: Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
Yes, what in the world is Tim Bajarin talking about. Not only are consumers happy to be rid of Microsoft, the OEMs would be foolish to jump back on to the MS wagon. If Win 8 takes over, that means HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc will have the same business model of chasing each other to the bottom in a non-differentiated, little value add tablet/smartphone market (see PCs for another example). I guess maybe they think it is better to live with Microsoft's table scraps than continue getting pummeled by Apple. I don't think Android or iOS for the tablet and Windows for the PC is illogical. Who cares about the OS? Everything runs in a browser anyway except for the applications (Office) that MS has kept on the client side to maintain Windows relevance.

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