The Fall of Wintel and the Rise of Armdroid
Jan 19, 2011, 12:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Allworth)
"Many people are complaining that this year's Consumer
Electronics Show was a bore, but blogger Horace Dediu has a much
more interesting spin on it.
"This year's show, Dediu argues, marks the end of the PC-era:
it's finally being disrupted. The basic concept of disruption is
that a low-end offering (in this case, tablets) emerges to displace
existing solution (PCs). The reason this takes place is that the
current solution has improved to such an extent that it provides
more performance than a majority of users able to usefully
"This means that the iPad and its many clones were not really
the main story of the show. The main story — which almost
nobody covered — was that this year's CES marks the beginning
of the end for Microsoft and Intel."