ARM as a primary architecture

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Mar 22 18:20:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:57 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> drago01 (drago01 at said:
>> > The data is noisy but there's a significant minority who do not have computers, now buying a smart phone. This will grow. They may never end up with a desktop. Even Apple has disconnected a requirement for having a desktop. My parents are candidates for replacing their laptop with just an iPad. Maybe 1/4 of the friends I have use a desktop/laptop once a week or less.
>> Interesting. People I know just using them (tablets) as "toys" to play
>> some causal games, surf the net & read mails. They go back to there
>> laptops / desktops to do anything beyond that.
> In my experience, that's way more about the interface than anything else.
> Take for example a middle schooler  - mine uses a laptop. Not because it
> runs a desktop OS, not because it runs Fedora, but mainly just because
> who on earth wants to write a 5 page essay with an on-screen keyboard.

Which is exactly what I am trying to say as soon as you want to create
content you want a "real device". (keyboard! & interface)
In fact the point of a tablet is the interface which suits specific
use cases very well.

> There's really no reason a tablet device with an attachable keyboard
> wouldn't work for her, and the next device she gets might *be* that; the
> reason it's a laptop is because it's what we had lying around. (Hooray
> for hand me downs!)

Be prepared for complaints then ;)

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