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Redmond Report Readers Hand Gartner Its Hat!

You just gotta love Redmond Report readers. On Friday I told you all about a report by Gartner that the PC (including laptops and netbooks) would be largely irrelevant in two years. It would be a minor player in a world where all our data is in personal clouds (I'm sure CIOs would love this loss of control) and accessed on tablets, phones and (to some degree) PCs.

When you stop laughing you started typing (on your PCs) and really gave it to the purported eggheads from Stamford (check out some of your responses in today's Doug's Mailbag section).

One developer pointed out that you can never have too much power of bandwidth -- and mobile devices have too little of each. Another pointed out that when you add all the accessories needed to make an iPad almost match a PC, it is as bulky as a PC!

Another pointed out a famous Gartner prediction that Windows would never stand up to OS/2. Oops.

Thanks to all who held the most influential, but often careless, analyst firm's feet to the fire.

Gartner has a long row to hoe before it regains many of your trust.

Of course, even more comments are welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/26/2012 at 1:19 PM


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