IBM celebrates its 30th anniversary of the launch of the first PC. Taking advantage of this event, they look back on the future of computing. In the article we analyze the different visions that Cupertino and IBM have of the post-PC era.
About two days ago, IBM celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first PC , the announcement that helped computers to expand into homes and stop being gadgets reserved for businesses and offices. Apple also came out to rival the Macintosh, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in two years.
Taking advantage of this event, the technological director of the blue giant has written a post on Building A Smarter Planet , the official IBM blog.
One of the most interesting things that Mark Dean declares is the pride of IBM to have got rid of the computer division, selling it to Lenovo . It is curious that the company that invented the personal computer was the first to stop manufacturing them .
IBM stopped manufacturing computers to focus on other research projects and creation of large server farms, thus having under its brand the most powerful super computers in the world . Apple, however, is increasingly focused on homes and its great success is making them golden.
I do not understand the statements of this man ; IBM does not manufacture tablets, it is not involved in the smartphone market, it does not make computers. *What exactly does he mean?
In my view, the problem posed by the question is that the blue giant and those of Cupertino have different visions of what the post-PC era is .
Apple considers the post-PC era as the leap from using computers to handheld devices, easy to use , and that even people who have never seen a computer in their life, are able to use it.
IBM sees the post-PC era as the next step behind the computers, the evolution to a larger, more powerful and complex world, where the more large computer machines stand out from any small home computer.
And you, how do you think the post-PC era will continue to advance?