Windows 8 and the Death of the Desktop!
I'm surprised that Microsoft has taken this long to really and truly (Finally...) enter the Tablet/Slate ecosphere. I have used some form of a desktop for over 20 years now as an educator and as a technology facilitator for teachers and administrators and even students. I currently use a laptop as my desktop, and both an iPad and a Asus Transformer tablet as test beds for software and for training purposes (my first computer experience was with a Univac monster when I was in the Navy). What I have discovered in the last year is that for most of my writing projects and batch processing of digital photos, I prefer the laptop, but for just about everything else I find my self using a tablet. Having said all of that, I would like to point out that I have experienced one phase of a transition that may eventually make a desktop history, and that was when I was trying to view a web page on my iPad that required Flash, I put down the iPad and immediately touched the screen of my HP laptop to interact with it, just like the toddler who did the same thing when the iPad was switched out for a magazine! The point is that the desktop will eventually be replaced; the question now is "with what, and by whom?"
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