Your friendly Pharmer has gotten notice that the Acer computer, which hasn’t been usable since it was purchased last November 1, has been shipped from its second trip to the repair shop. Meanwhile, this little comment is being plopped onto the website from the wonderful PC that Pharmer assembled at home.
Getting to the meat of the top linked article: tablets are selling like hotcakes, but the expected bounce in PC sales that usually comes with the introduction of a new operating system did NOT happen. Windows 8 failed to inspire. This might be due to the extra cost of big touch screens, which are needed to bring out the features of the new Microsoft OS. Perhaps the tablets are getting powerful enough, more reliable, and more compatible with printers, so that people don’t see so much need for a PC.
Or maybe………….. the desktops and laptops that people are assembling at home are not being included in the count.