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Post PC Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles

Peter Sichel:

In introducing the iPad, Jobs likened the PC to a truck while the iPad was more like a car. Most consumers don’t really need a truck he implied, but he never meant to suggest PCs were going away. What if Jobs got the analogy slightly wrong and the iPad is more like a motorcycle?

I think tablets and personal computers will both be with us for a long time. Both are good at things the other is not. What I don’t understand is the appeal of a tablet with a keyboard. It seems like such a poor substitute for a notebook, while losing many of the advantages of standalone tablet. Yet this seems to be a popular way to use an iPad.

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