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        woody
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        Fascinating piece from Ben Evans: Microsoft was working on smartphones and mobile devices 20 years ago, and now it’s killed Windows Mobile, acknowledg
        [See the full post at: The scale of tech winners]

      • #137543
        wdburt1
        AskWoody Plus

        I don’t necessarily agree with the article, but I like its author’s sense of [recent] history, including well-chosen quotes; and more generally his presentation of a different perspective.  I’ll return to read it again.

      • #137672
        MrBrian
        AskWoody_MVP

        I cannot see the full post.

      • #137758
        Purg2
        AskWoody Lounger

        Maybe you already found it Mr.Brian.  If not, here it is.

        https://askwoody.com/2017/the-scale-of-tech-winners/
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        Fascinating piece from Ben Evans:
        http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2017/10/12/scale-wetxp

        Microsoft was working on smartphones and mobile devices 20 years ago, and now it’s killed Windows Mobile, acknowledged that the PC is going the way of the mainframe and, like IBM, has to make its way in a market shaped by other companies. There probably won’t be a technology that has 10x greater scale than smartphones, as mobile was 10x bigger than PCs and PCs were bigger than mainframes, simply because 5bn people will have smartphones and that’s all the (adult) people.

        Check it out.

        Win 8.1 (home & pro) Group B, Linux Dabbler

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      • #138204
        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody MVP

        I disagree with the writer’s premise that we are moving away from the desktop/laptop and to mobile. A lot of users are; but there will always be a sizeable number of users who will have a desktop computer if they don’t need mobility, and a laptop computer if they do. In other words, the traditional desktop. And there will be a sizeable number of home users who will have a desktop or laptop computer as their primary computer, because they can’t get any real work done on a toy-sized device.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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