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Windows 7: New Microsoft VP consigns the PC to irrelevance

27 Apr 2014   #41
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I suspect that most of the people who use the Smart Phones all day, get home and plug them into their desktop/laptop.


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27 Apr 2014   #42
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I suspect that most of the people who use the Smart Phones all day, get home and plug them into their desktop/laptop.
I'm telling your using logic
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30 Apr 2014   #43
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

When I get home and on weekends, I turn my phone off ... to have a life.
There is nothing on the planet that cannot wait ...
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30 Apr 2014   #44
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2 View Post
When I get home and on weekends, I turn my phone off ... to have a life.
There is nothing on the planet that cannot wait ...
Hi there

Wish that were true -- but "Death and Taxes" !!!!!!

Agree with you about phones and weekends -- It saddens me when say I see 4 "friends" sitting at a table in a café / bar or Restaurant and ALL of them are twiddling away with their thumbs -- none of the party are even speaking unless to order another Beer -- and even then I suppose they do it by Texting.

Annoys me also even at Work when you try and speak to someone but they say - can you wait a few minutes as they are dealing with usually 100's of TOTALLY POINTLESS company Emails.

(At work I have it well known that I NEVER read emails if it's CC'd to more than THREE people !!! - that's cut down rubbish emails by around 97% !!).

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Apr 2014   #45
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Jimbo, the stupid part is those 4 friends were probably texting each other!
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30 Apr 2014   #46
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there


......Agree with you about phones and weekends -- It saddens me when say I see 4 "friends" sitting at a table in a café / bar or Restaurant and ALL of them are twiddling away with their thumbs -- none of the party are even speaking unless to order another Beer -- and even then I suppose they do it by Texting......

Cheers
jimbo
Jimbo you are SOOOOO on target! It's not just sad, it's ridiculous and dangerous.
They can't do anything without texting. They can't converse, eat, work, they can't even drive without texting. On the highways they've become a public menace.
Texting is turning people into digital drug addicts, they can't put it down.
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30 Apr 2014   #47
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

OFF TOPIC !

I just don't get the addiction to sitting in a group and texting someone else.

As a very late blooming hippie I have fond memories of very wet weekends, an open fire, three couples. Fortunately we were all mad. Start playing serious cards at about 10 am.
Lunch was a catering pack of beans on toast all washed down with industrial quantities of industrial port.
A lot of talk, lies and laughter.

The drugs of our generation.

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30 Apr 2014   #48
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

First define what you mean by a PC.
Then define what you really want to use it for.

Mobility is great for some requirements. A person who comes and does a job at your home will probably bill you with a mobile hand held device.
Most office workers require a screen, and a keyboard/mouse. This needs to be networked and both the data and processing capability can be as localized or distributed as you like based on economics. This centralized vs decentralized argument has bounced around for decades.

A PC to me means limited decentralization but with great networking capability and that's the way I like it.
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30 Apr 2014   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Jimbo, the stupid part is those 4 friends were probably texting each other!
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30 Apr 2014   #50
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Saw in a local pub very much used by "trendy" (at least they think so) Young professionals the following slogan over the Bar - Nearest English translation :

"With God we converse - With everyone else we text ..." (apologies to the US dollar logo).

I'm waiting for an announcement of the World's FIRST SILENT PUB -- what happens when your favorite team scores a Goal etc !!!!

Actually if you drive using a mobile outside the City here - you won't need any Police etc -- you'll be over the side and very DEAD before anyone could pick you up !!!! The smaller roads (or tracks) change quite quickly so if you don't have 120% attention on the "Road" you're GONE.

Anyway back to the point - I've found tablets virtually UNUSEABLE in bright light for reading (Kindles are better for that job) and If I'm out in a bar why on earth would I want to take a tablet anyway.

A Laptop computer has its uses as I sometimes dicuss with fellow workers some points of work with Excel / PowerPoint - and it's much nicer in a comfortable bar with some food and Beer rather than a boringly massive open plan office with everyone yabbering away on phones etc.

In my book the PC is NOT going away. (Not at least until I've totally retired anyway).

Cheers
jimbo
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