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The PC is a truck–Steve Jobs

As a result of our work on Mobile 2.0 we are very interested in the future ways in which people connect to the Internet. Here are the thoughts of one of the great visionaries of our time:

Mr. Jobs also predicted that the ongoing shift in technology away from the PC and toward mobile devices will continue. But rather than disappear, the PC will become a niche product, he said. Mr. Jobs compared the role of the PC, the workhorse of computing for the past three decades, to the truck, when America was primarily an agrarian nation. “All cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farm,” he said. Now trucks are one in 25 to 30 vehicles sold, he said. “PCs are going to be like trucks. They will still be around.” He then added: “This transformation is going to make some people uneasy.”

2 Comments to The PC is a truck–Steve Jobs

  1. Paul's Gravatar Paul
    June 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Go blow it your ear Jobs, your machines are like Trucks too you think you’re stuff is so special, people buy Apple stuff because they are the same as cult members, they do anything the boss says…

    • ds's Gravatar ds
      September 20, 2011 at 7:32 am | Permalink

      he meant PC as in personal computer. including mac.

  1. By on June 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm


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