“Apple CEO Tim Cook [last] week talked about a ‘post-PC world.’ Many people treated his comments as controversial, exaggerated or outright marketing lies,” Mike Elgan writes for Cult of Mac.
“In fact, everything Cook said about it was literally true and perfectly accurate. He said the post-PC revolution ‘is happening all around us at an amazing pace and Apple is at the forefront and leading this revolution,'” Elgan writes. “He didn’t say we currently live in a post-PC world, or that in the future PCs would not exist. He specifically said ‘we’re talking about a world where the PC is no longer the center of your digital world.'”
“What he didn’t say — so I will — was that the transition from the PC world to the post-PC world involves a transition from a Microsoft world to an Apple world,” Elgan writes. “For the past few decades, Windows has been the dominant platform and Mac OS has been a minority operating system. Here’s why their positions will be reversed in the years to come.”
Elgan writes, “The right thing to do for Microsoft would have been something like iOS — a single, light multi-touch operating system that spans from wristwatches to tablets that in no way is compatible with, shares code with or is in any way the same as Windows… Instead, they made the mistake of the millennium (so far): Instead of starting ‘lite’ and growing up, they started ‘heavy’ and dumbed down… Dinosaurs have almost never been able to act in their future best interest when it conflicts with their present best interest.”
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