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Pivoting Linux in a post-PC world

Mar 14, 2012, 18:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I am of two minds about this whole notion of post PC. On the one hand, I freely admit that these sorts of devices are very useful to get work done on the fly. There have been countless times I have checked e-mail, read a document, even posted grades for a class from a post-PC device: exactly the kind of work one would expect could get done on such hardware. I have even written articles on such content, though it's not my favorite thing to do, mostly because I crave ergonomic keyboards to do a lot of content creation.

"But (and you knew this was coming), I also wonder how much real work--the kind we do on our PCs, regardless of operating system--can get done on these devices. When all is said and done, every post-PC device has a singular, common feature, no matter what operating system it uses: they all have one single screen that displays one app at a time. "

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