Are Desktop Computers Dead Yet?

desktop computerYou may think the PC era is just about over if you believe everything you read in the tech media.  Indeed, the sales numbers for tablets are definitely soaring.  The numbers for PCs aren’t nearly as impressive as they used to be a few years ago.   But ITworld in a recent story made a persuasive case against the naysayers.   The PC isn’t dead, ITworld argued.   In fact, it’s doing just great.

Jobs’ Quote

Those forecasting the passing of the PC had a boost when Steve Jobs, before his untimely death, compared PCs to trucks.   He said trucks dominated when most people lived rural lives. But now that more people live in cities, cars are more important than trucks.   In Jobs’ analogy, PCs are trucks and tablets are cars.


But ITworld disagrees, even with Jobs.   First, it points out that the leading vehicle sold in the United States each year is the Ford F150 pickup.   That, of course, is a truck. People purchase trucks simply because they need to get work done.   And that is also why they purchase PCs.

Tablet Limits

And, ITworld argues, people need PCs to work. You can’t type reports on tablets. You’ll find it difficult to create spreadsheets or slideshows, too. You’ll need a PC for that. And as long as people in this country continue to work, ITworld says, they’ll still need PCs.

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