Swiss army knife problem

By: Ireland (boh.delete@this.outlook.ie), April 21, 2017 7:39 am
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David Hess (davidwhess.delete@this.gmail.com) on April 21, 2017 7:25 am wrote:
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> Consumers replaced laptops with PDAs and tablets because they never needed laptops for content
> creation. They were using the laptops to provide passive entertainment and when something
> became available which could do the same thing at a lower cost, they switched to it.
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> It is all there in the name ... consumers.
>

Yeah, laptops were designed to bend over backway's, and they tried to do virtually everything in the 'compact' form factor. And eventually then, when tablets came along and phones - it became obvious that laptops didn't really do anything that well at all. Or not to the extent that we were being told.

This is my point, that someone could re-invent the laptop in such a way, that it could serve niches better. The problem with a laptop is far as I can see, is there's no variation out there. They're all a version of the same thing, all trying to do too many things.

I think it's like the Swiss army knife, and I don't know many folk who 'need' a Swiss army knife any longer either. The 'Gerber' stuff, I've used several of their products for camping and outdoor stuff (what the Swiss army knife used to try and market itself for), and I find the 'Gerber' stuff, at least is designed around 'a purpose', and does that well.

The point is that, Moore's Law can't solve EVERYTHING.

At some stage, established companies with large production capacities, got sucked into the false notion, that if they just made these generic chips, fasters and more resourceful - that everything else would take care of itself.

By the time that laptop systems - got 'blind-sighted' by phones/tablets - the writing had been on the wall for laptops, for ages. They didn't do what consumers needed of them, even before phones/tablets.
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