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Old 11-01-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Default what is basic use of a computer by a person and the use of the table computer

the thing with apple ipad is that Steve Jobs did get right out of the bag was the whole thing of what does a average person who has basic computer skills level actual does with there computer in the house and here are some of the normal things the average computer user does with there socalled home computer

1-online veiwing of websites and products and to do basic research on products for there online shopping habits

2-online shopping for products that are not available in the area that they live in or can get a better deal

with one and two are more of the same but are also apart in some areas of the comsumer spending and buying habits in this day and age ..

3-send and check a person personal emails as they are need

4-basic entertainment in the following areas are broken down into the following category of the modern day person and there use of the use of a table style computer system

1-reading -e-books
2-listening to music on the unit
3-watching movies on the unit
4-playing some form of a simple type game on the computer
5-reading of magazine and newpapers online format
6-by men in this area of online surfing of adult websites or website that suits there taste ..do not lie in this area for it the truth and we know it to be the truth in this area

5-online banking and bill payment methods ..

6-this one is more for school or college level students checking or looking up of research for school projects as they are need ..

plus more average computer use whats it to work and and work well without a lot of problems with a very simple learning curve to learn th computer O.S.system that the person who is useing it to learn when operating the tablet computer

so do you think you see more of a tablet market place in the future as the do all computer system to replace the laptop or the desktop in the person future of the simple everyday use of the computer system
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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I see a mix of devices in the future. With the advent of cloud computing (Cloud computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), there is no doubt that things are moving to more of a mobile platform. People want to be connected to a variety of services all the time. It's also know as "on-demand" computing. You carry your iPad with you. You have access to the WWW, your music, your books, your photos. You store some of this on the cloud (a server somewhere) and share with your family and friends. They do the same. Your phone can do the same albeit with a little less horsepower.

Your desktop computer, either office or home, will handle the more mundane chores of making movies, editing, spreadsheets, etc. You can do these things on mobile devices, but they are truly not designed for such things.

Mobility is the key and that's where we are headed -- to have all of our data or desired data at our fingertips. I don't see the death of desktop computers anytime soon, if ever. Some tasks like rendering photos and graphic art, making movies, needs a lot of RAM and CPU cycles.

Laptops will trend smaller as netbooks have shown us. The future is mobile and in the cloud for better or worse.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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Yeah there's people who create and people who consume and people that do both.

There's no way I'm going to record or edit something on an iPad, conversely an iPad would be nice just to browse forums or check email.

I think tablets and small PCs will be very popular for most consumers, but they will never replace specific components for specialists.

A tablet will never replace my DAW

A cell phone camera will never replace my SLR, etc...

And even if they do, there's the whole "talent" thing. But that's another thread...
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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to me it does seam that we are headed into the direction of total mobilety type of daily computer task if watch the lastest tv commericals it seams that your cell phone is now your do it all device from takeing pictures and videos to basic computer surfing to makeing phone calls and it growing at a alarming rate of what a cell phone can not do in the future ..
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Being an old fart doing Internet via anything smaller than an 11 inch screen is not in the cards.

The cloud is the future, long live the cloud and whatever remaining privacy we have.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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The cloud is the future, long live the cloud and whatever remaining privacy we have.
Indeed. I'm not at all in favor of storing information in the cloud. I don't care what the pundits say, if your data is not on a computer system that you control, you don't own your data.

I believe that in the not too distant future there is going to be a huge backlash from all the personal information on the WWW. All of this is a privacy nightmare, but that's what the big boys want -- for there to be no privacy, no anonymity. They want complete transparency.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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where i work at we have installed in the system called the facial recognition program that can moniter your movements inside the business and outside to the parking lot along with haveing a data base of people we as group are on the look out for if they are in the system ..

so big brother is here to stay in this day and age
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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henry1,

Who do you work for, because I never want to apply there.
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