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What was this guy thinking?

O.k. so I’ve been away from my blog for some time. Sorry about that, but you know life is complicated and sometimes you just need a break.

Thanks to our good computer president, I am now fired up to write about his recent comments. In case you’ve missed his words they are here for you in black in white:

“The PC is not likely to be challenged by the tablet or the smartphone, and many users of the Internet on these devices will turn to the PC for a better experience, Michael Dell said in Bangalore on Monday.”

Wow! This is reminiscent of the remark “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943”

Wake up Mr. Dell, right now it is the tablet that is giving us (the people) our finest experience with computers. I am just overwhelmed by my love for Flipboard and Google Currents, so much so that I literally abandon my laptop to consume the world through my tablet every evening and all weekend.

If the PC is not challenged by the tablet, then someone is thinking upside down. Just this week CloudOn has given me yet another reason to abandon my laptop. The point here is that for the first time in years the tablet is offering users things they cannot get from their laptop. Last night I watched my wife reach up to touch her laptop screen, only to then laugh at catching herself as though she had a tablet or smartphone in her hand. Maybe it’s that gestures are awakening a deep desire to have more than a keyboard or mouse. I actually am using an Apple Trackpad with my DOS computer cause I have graduated to loving gestures. Sure it’s a little bit difficult when you first start and you are so cerebral that you try to remember what does 1 finger do as opposed to 2 fingers, but once you let go of that side of the brain and just ride it, you don’t even think about it.

The obvious is that Mr. Dell is not daily using a tablet with cool apps or he’d be saying to himself, “hmmmm, what does my company need to do with its products to change this picture?” I’m sure the folk at Lenovo aren’t making statements like Mr. Dell. It continues to fuel the desire behind Microsoft to regain it’s mobile market eh? Wonder how many millions they’ve put on this cause?

I only can hope that he’ll wake up and get it right, as this was a very foolish, trite and small statement. One I’m sure he’ll regret having made some time in the future if not already.

Here the link the the whole article: Original that I read