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Is the PC dead? Not in my opinion.
Seems to me, they also said the Laptop was dead quite a few years ago with the advent of Tablet computers (Not like the iPad, etc.. But the touch-screen laptop that the entire face was a touch-sensitive LCD, yet still had the bulk of the laptop case below it, just no keyboard.) As we all know, Laptops are still hot sales items, yet they seem to get thinner & thinner.. (and pricier & pricier, and less repair-able.) (don't even get me started on the audio quality!) Are Cloud based computers the wave of the future? I still say not likely.. If the Mega-Upload scandal wasn't warning enough, as well as quite a few cloud storage facilities being hacked into, Off-site storage of software & data is a shark-infested lagoon, just waiting for someone to pull the plug from the bottom, and have all content lost. I still have in my collection, a Version 2 Osborne-1 suitcase computer. (Yes, and Compaq thought they originated it? the Osborne was Pre-PC based, but I digress...) It STILL works! Can the PC run data from it? Yes, as long as (a) it's been transferred (I still have the majority of its data on 5.25" floppy disks. (I still have a few machines which run the old 8" disks as well, but again, I digress.) Someone asked me to burn an EPROM (sorry, again, showing my age.. Pre-Flash RAM technology) for another computer.. I have the burner, but the old IBM PC I used to use it with, did eventually burn-out. (over-worked.. for 22 years).. I just resurrected an old IBM Thinkpad 755C with dock, that still runs Windows-95-Plus! Why? Because it required an ISA Bus expansion card.. So, while everyone is abandoning their old hardware, in search for the latest & greatest expense... I'm basically recycling their old hardware to keep it running.. Not destroying it.. RECYCLING. It's still functioning.. Just because it's yesterday's technology, doesn't mean it's totally dead.. If such were the case, the majority of the entire internet would be running something other than a derivative of an ancient OS made by Bell Labs.. .. Bell Who? Sorry.. again, showing my age.. and support for old hardware..