Macro-economic consequences of Moore's law?

By: David Hess (davidwhess.delete@this.gmail.com), April 21, 2017 7:25 am
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Ireland (boh.delete@this.outlook.ie) on April 19, 2017 2:12 pm wrote:
>
> But why are consumers, leaving laptops behind and going in search of solutions, like phones or tablets
> at all?
I think it's because at some point, the whole basis for the 'design' and engineering of small
> computers, i.e. 'laptop systems', just didn't work any longer. They tried to make laptops, into small desktops
> - but it doesn't translate. Something radical in the design and relationship of certain parts in the system
> - are different in 'laptops', versus in desktops. That's the problem that wasn't addressed - and that's
> mainly what's driven folk away totally from laptops - and towards phones and tablets.

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.

It is all there in the name ... consumers.
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