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Charlie Babcock
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5/28/2014 | 7:24:28 PM
Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Kinda like saying "open open source" or "new neo-conservatives." It's catchy and captures the moment, perhaps, but not the era. This year, post, post PC. Next year, post, post, post PC. We cannot define our place in the history of personal computing by adding "posts" to PC.
Thomas Claburn
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5/28/2014 | 7:44:21 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
It sounds better than acknowledging Microsoft is in the mobile era without much mobile market share.
Gary_EL
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5/28/2014 | 11:01:28 PM
Real-time translation of spoken conversation
Talk about a killer app! Imagine being able to talk to anyone, regardless of language barrier. They've been talking about this for decades, now, but if it's real this time - WOW!
kevinmn
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5/29/2014 | 4:29:25 AM
skype
I got problem with my skype in recent time. It's usually spending my message. I'm not sure what's going on with this application.
DDURBIN1
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5/29/2014 | 1:08:21 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"

It certainly is a great reckoning to hear the MS CEO "jump" to the next era without really participating in the first era if there is such a second progression.  Since MS pretty much missed the first Post-PC era how do they really know there's a second or just a continued extension of the first? MS's radar has not been very spot on.  I'll believe it when Gartner agrees.

DDURBIN1
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5/29/2014 | 1:14:24 PM
Re: Real-time translation of spoken conversation
Have you tried speech to text on a smart phone, any smart phone? Only about a 80% correct translation rate.  Real time "Skype talk" translation?  Please....
Gary_EL
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5/29/2014 | 1:35:37 PM
Re: Real-time translation of spoken conversation
Yes, we've all been disappointed before, and probably will be this time, too. But considering the source of the claim, I allowed myself a little "gosh" and even a little  "wow".
Lorna Garey
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5/29/2014 | 1:54:35 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Seriously? First, blaming Nadella for Microsoft's past missteps is like blaming Obama for Iraq. Fashionable, but flawed logic. Second, Gartner will declare PCs are over when companies that make their money on the PC ecosystem tell them to.
Laurianne
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5/29/2014 | 2:59:24 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
I think Tom just nailed this one.
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5/29/2014 | 3:10:50 PM
Re: Please, no more "posts" added to "post, post PC"
Microsoft is an organization and I do believe Nadella was at MS the whole time the "post-PC" era erupted right under Microsoft's nose.  Nadella is the head of this same organization or was the entire organization replaced with Ballmer?  Nadella's  "post post PC' statement is an effort to reset the clock to figuratively get MS back in the game. I like Nadella as he is doing things differently and better but it's like trying to turn the world's largest oil tanker around.  It takes time and lots of effort.  
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