The PC is still here and will stay
If there is something I’ve heard since the days when I bought my first pc (back in 1992), a humble microprocessor based computer Cyrix 486 DLC-40 (with a math co-processor Cyrix 83D87 FasMath and at that time impressive 4MB DRAM), is about the death of the PC , prophecy, omens over the doomsday prophecies, which were repeated with each release of new products such as PDAs, handhelds, and other high-sounding names nobody remembers now, but that were outlined as the murderers of the PC that would end up replacing it.
History has shown that all the new products we have tried to end the reign of the PC has finished the dust being turned into part of history, reminding us past a beautiful promise that was never fulfilled, but what happened? What was the reason for their failure? o What is the reason why the PC is still valid?
The PC: The great survivor in an era of constant change
These days very few recall that IBM was the creator of the PC, which were born as an open platform for many manufacturers, a successful and winning combination that neither IBM itself may change with subsequent attempts to close the platform and drive the other manufacturers to benefit herself IBM microchannel who remembers?. The PC proved to be a free monster nor its creator may have contained, and had no choice but to release her, and later abandoned, not before leaving his legacy in the hands of Lenovo .
Returning to the present, the current market is very changeable, encourages consumerism, and just all the new products that are intended to replace the PC that slogan, making it difficult for the user to make improvements on their own, and encouraging the purchase a new product when the former has not yet given their all, just the opposite of what happens in the PC.
If there’s one thing that PCs are successful and are not replaced by any of the products we tried to kill them is the complete freedom to offer the user, its highly customizable, growth, development, versatility, and its retro- compatibility features that very few of the products have past and present, and least several of them together.
Upgrading an old PC to give new life is a relatively simple task, the components needed to perform such work can be purchased as it were, almost anywhere, meet a standardized design and its installation does not require possessing a high degree of knowledge ; factors that undermine the increasingly restrictive control by manufacturers on devices that offer.
The PC meets an infinite number of needs, adapting to different user requirements, and have evolved from its initial life as a costly business desktops, expanding its domain to almost all segments of its use in the home, servers, desktops work, and many applications derived therefrom production equipment audio/video, entertainment centers, media centers, equipment for games, web browsing, engineering, among many other possibilities.
Do you keep the PC in the future?
Honestly I have no doubt at all, the PC will continue to evolve to adapt and meet current user needs and new needs in the future, their features and power continue to grow, and while it continues to exist.
Perhaps the most important to determine the permanence of the PC is the large ecosystem of manufacturers internal components and peripherals for PCs, which together with the huge market base of existing PC applications, simply continue feeding it and keeping it current.
While the PC maintains its freedom and rebellious concept that challenges current policies in the development and sale of current products continue to be successful, and if its creator could not change their nature, I honestly do not think any of the companies involved in the development of components and PC peripherals have the strength or influence to change it, and if they did just receive the rejection of PC users, who by no means want to give up the freedom they have always offered the PC.Tags: adaptation, analysis, backward compatibility, compatibility, computer, evolution, I get, IBM, Lenovo, pc, permanence, Personalization, team, update