2010 Steve Jobs said in an interview as part of the D8 conference to my knowledge, the first time the so-called post-PC era – or the Post-PC Era. At least I snapped it in this context, for the first time. When asked whether Tablets PCs would eventually replace laptops, Jobs replied:
“When we were on agrarian nation, all cars werewolf trucks,: because that’s what you needed on the farm. But as vehicles started to be used in the urban centers, cars got more popular. Innovations like automatic transmission and power steering and did things you did not care about in a truck as much started to become paramount in cars.
This transformation is going to make some people uneasy,: because the PC has taken us a long ways. It’s brilliant. We like to talk about the post-PC era, but it really starts to happen When, it’s uncomfortable “.
The trucks, the trucks so our desktop and laptop computers. These large, angular, more or less light boxes that accompany us for many years. My goodness, what a truck so – sorry – PC can do. You can sit for hours in front of it and could do really great things. So incredibly powerful is a PC. In Theory.
Too bad that so many users (most?) Just open your browser and surf the Web. One would like to formally call them “Hey, but render times a 3D scene overnight!” “Yet again your hard drive!” But no, they all want to surf or.
Now just adds aggravating that desktops age quickly and suddenly has a smart phone more computing power than the expensive PC Gamer three years ago. And the modern user does not want to sit at once the whole day with lowered blinds in the office and play Duke Nukem. No, now he suddenly wants to get out into the fresh air, into the bright lights. Of course you want to have all his computer doing – we are, after all, users and no longer only hunter-gatherers.
The post-PC era is of course not only on tablets or even only on iPads restricted but includes many different mobile mini computer with. (The term minicomputer is of course purely metaphorical, because the real “minicomputer” from the 70s and 80s were shoe cabinet-large boxes.) I only say: smart phones – these phones, their usability is expressly not optimized for the phone call.
Or is there no post-PC era because Tablets simple PCs – will be tomorrow – that is, the personal computer? When thinking of a tablet or a smartphone, the usual PC peripherals appends (in the future, of course, always wireless) and suddenly again has a box that is connected to a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse and a lot more – it really is then so far away from the old beige boxes that we still are in the study?
In other words, one could say that the meaning of the term “personal computer” has promised us 30 years ago, is finally becoming a reality. Introduced in the 80s concept of the home computer has become so dusty and shelved. But in retrospect it was not so bad.
Are we now so at the beginning of a new era or during the heyday of something?
This one will probably only be able to retrospectively assess – but then we are again on the go in the next critical phase – and let’s face it: whoever has time to look back?