Originally Posted by solipsism
's defintion which I think is great, "A PC isn't defined as a device that allows you do to everything, it's a device that allows you to do everything you want to do." I suppose a smartphone or PMP might fit that build, but I doubt that many would consider it a replacement for a standard PC.
Where a user might have used a notebook for casual computing or have been tied to a desktop they are finding the iPad to fit the majority of their PC needs. I've even read about plenty of longtime notebook users going for a desktop for their purchase because the iPad suits their mobile needs sufficiently and in many ways better.
Ya' know in a world, say, 2-3 years down the road -- where the number of cars outnumber the trucks...
There, likely, will be a need for all those car users to, occasionally, have access to a more powerful vehicle -- or to tow a boat...
Today we rent a U-Haul or install a trailer hitch.
I suspect in an iPad dominated world, the occasional
need for more power or access to accessories (printers, scanners, etc.) could be satisfied by going to a place where these services (bigger iron, apps and accessories) are available.
For many, that place would be the home.
For the iPad generation, that place might be a [school or Public] library, Starbucks, McDonalds or somesuch...
Maybe an interesting opportunity...
P.S. Stop stealing my Thunder [from the Throne]