ARM as a primary architecture

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Thu Mar 22 14:12:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 15:04 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote: 
> Le Jeu 22 mars 2012 14:11, Przemek Klosowski a écrit :
> > On 03/22/2012 02:31 AM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >> Tom Lane wrote:
> >>> That opinion is flat out ridiculous.  Or maybe it makes sense if you
> >>> think consumer desktops are the be-all and end-all; but they are not.
> >>
> >> Consumer desktops and notebooks. The things we normally call "computers".
> >> Those have always been and should remain our primary target.
> >>
> > Check out the numbers from The Economist:
> >
> >
> > The number of desktops has been flat for last 7 years. The growth in the
> > smartphone/tablet area dwarfs 'what we normally call computers'.
> Apples and oranges. You could print the same stats a few years ago about cars
> vs scooters/bicycles
> Guess what all the Chinese/Indian bicycle riders started to buy as soon as
> they had the means to…
> All those numbers show is that the developing countries are actually
> developing (surprise!), and that they transition from nothing to cheapest
> solution possible. That does not mean they'll stick to this stage forever.

And even if they sticked to this stage it still would not mean that the
market for full featured computers would somehow disappear. We are still
talking only about relative number changes. In absolute numbers the full
featured computers are still rising.
Tomas Mraz
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                                              Turkish proverb

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