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Old 01-08-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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LXer: Macís share falls to five-year low


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Sales slowdown catches up with the Mac, which cedes share to Windows and Linux

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Old 01-08-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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But, more and more we must ask: "Share of what, exactly?" The traditional 'personal computer' itself is, in a very real sense, 'losing share to' various kinds of handheld devices. Tablets, phones, and watches that would make Dick Tracy shake his head. The entire profile for "individual-user computing devices" is changing right under our feet.

When we talk about "a five-year low," well, "five years is eternity," and the sales-demand profile five years ago is not anything like what it is now. (Why should I buy a 'personal computer' to do for me what 'my watch' can do?)

Also observing that changes within the genre have become so incremental that a device might well have a service-life beyond five years ... as my present machine does, and I have no immediate plans to replace it until it break^!adfpaiuqQ@@%\ ...

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