Monday, March 5, 2012

Will the tablet replace the PC?

I still have a manual Olympic typewriter that I like to bang on now and again. I like the sound, the feel and the touch. I wrote book reports on it in high school and term papers on it in college, and even used in my early days with the Post Register, 30 years ago.

Nevertheless, I'm under no illusion that the typewriter is going to make a comeback. Technology marches on, and I found this article in today's New York Times interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/technology/as-new-ipad-debut-nears-some-see-decline-of-pcs.html?_r=1&hp

Tablets have a long way to go before they replace the PC, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happens faster than some people think.

I decided to drill down into some BizMojo Idaho to see what's happening locally. It was interesting.

Between the first of the year and yesterday, this BizMojo Idaho has had 5,036 visits. Of those visits, 604 have been on mobile devices. That's roughly 12 percent. More than half of those visits -- 366 -- have been on iPhones and iPads.

Somebody ought to be able to make sense of those numbers. If you do, drop me a line.

1 comment:

  1. I probably split my Internet consumption, time between my office computer and home. At home, I am 100% on my iPad. Since I was out of town all last week on business, I was half iPad and half iPhone. I had a laptop with me, but I only used it once to convert a video file.

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