linkthegamer Posted April 13, 2012 Share Posted April 13, 2012 Re: so sick of youtube f-....arts. <3 I think Microsoft is out of the running personally (if you're talking about that little fantasy tech demo they released a while ago with the microsoft-branded smart gadgets). I think they're way too crufty and entrenched in their culture and way of doing things to keep up with the changes in the market. I also think it's absurd to believe that we'll ever return to a paradigm where a single company is providing a majority (let alone the totality) of services. Edit: I should clarify, I mean out of the running for mobile devices and probably for consumer OS in general (we'll see how Windows 8 tablets do). They're not going anywhere any time soon even if it means pulling an Oracle and patent trolling for two decades. When the market shift is over the reason it will have happened is that people genuinely don't miss the old way of doing things, because the new way is so much better in so many ways. So I'm guessing you might not miss desktops as much as you think, much like I don't think people are going to miss physical media - books, movie & music discs, etc as much as they think. But we'll see. Every individual is different. Some of us just like old-timey things for nostalgia or personal preference. I know a young writer who *still* uses a typewriter despite the obvious objective advantages of modern document editing, just because he likes the experience of it. That doesn't force anybody to support his typewriter though, nor will people keep making new typewriters for people like him (I don't know if anybody is making them anymore as a matter of fact, and parts are getting harder to find). Lots of people still use feature phones or run old versions of their operating systems too even though nobody supports them or provides new software for them anymore. I actually briefly see the start of a biography on one channel where a Texan writer used a typewriter because "Computers and the internet are tools of the devil." Also i'm not sure that is the same one. The one i saw was distributing because it lacked ANY Microsoft branding. Which seems to hint their vision was to render everything else so obsolete they no longer need to brand anything with that cutesy Windows logo. Also read that most that tech in it existed or is well on it's way and most of that the Microsoft video was saying is they will acquire the technology and vanillafy it for mass distribution. Doubt that will actually happen though. Anyway the relevance of the video, I guess, was a desktop/laptop was never shown the computer was some kind of phone, the floor, the newspaper, a Datapad (looks like a tablet but clear), the newspaper, a wall, your coffee mug (what ever did happen to Microsoft Surface), A console an airplane, etc. The closest to a Desktop was the large Holo-Console being used by the architect. I don't think I will miss everything about computers, but I do test not having a keyboard on my phone. Once gesture or voice recognition pan out it will not be so ban. Really the only thing I like about current computers is you have a lot more openness that is currently not in phones or consoles without voiding a warranty and jeopardizing your data service. Oh well, just have to wait and see. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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