The post-PC era has started
by Christopher Küttner
The post-PC era has started, and the iPad blazed the trail. Look at who is following Apple’s lead in this direction: Google, RIM, Motorola, Dell, and Samsung. HP — the biggest PC-maker in the world, at least by unit sales — wants in, and they want everyone to know it.
One startling omission from that list: Microsoft. Their former hardware partners are heading off into the touch-computing future without them. We could have four competing tablet platforms six months from now — iOS, Android, WebOS, and Playbook — and not one of them is from Microsoft.