Re: Gartner's Predictions Have Been Way Off
It's true, they initially underestimated the PC slump by a large margin, and had to downward-revise their forecasts for several consecutive quarters. There are also smaller quibbles in the individual shipments numbers they ultimately settle on.
Ultimately, I don't think traditional PC sales will ever bounce back to anything like their former heights, but there will continue to be a need for conventional form factors, even if they get spruced up. Most computers used to look alike, but now, computers are more like cars-- they serve different purposes and are built differently, and you pick the one(s) you need. Some people need a scooter, and some people just need a smartphone or small tablet, other people need huge trucks, just like some people still need full-powered workstations.
Also, great avatar.