The Register: IBM PC daddy: ‘The PC era is over’

 

UT alumnus Mark Dean is making news by forecasting the decline of the personal computer. Dean is also IBM’s Middle East and Africa chief technology officer. He made the call in a company blog post. Dean is one of the dozen engineers who designed the original IBM PC, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on Friday. He writes, “When I helped design the PC, I didn’t think I’d live long enough to witness its decline. But, while PCs will continue to be much-used devices, they’re no longer at the leading edge of computing.”

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