IanKelley - 7:46 pm on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
So when people come to their senses and realize how they are wasting their lives, desktop PCs will replace mobile devices again in a few years.
Heh. In much the same way that people came to their senses after a few years of wasting their lives on laptop/notebooks?
After going mainstream in the mid 90's, laptops first outsold desktops five years ago:
And that was before the ultra mobile netbook craze. Which could be a sign of the demand for increased mobility. :-)
Cloud computing, the speed at which computer hardware is currently improving, inevitable advances in nanotech, possibly even quantum computing... There is absolutely no way anyone is going to have a big ugly box on (or under) their desk in the future. The form factor is going to look a lot more like a notebook or a pad. And that will only apply to people who need a large amount of computing power. Everyone else will be using their mobile device.