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Sometimes people would say stuff without even thinking.  This case is true to Google Europe executive John Herlihy, who boldly predicts that desktop PCs will be extinct by 2013.

During a recent GSM Association Mobile World Congress, Herlihy told in front of a baffled audience that “in three years time, desktops will be irrelevant.”

“In Japan, most research is done today on smart phones, not PCs,” Herlihy added,.

Although the days of desktop computers are numbered, Herlihy should have realized that some people still prefer to work on a desktop computer rather than a laptop or smartphone.  Animators and video editors, for instance, still rely on desktop PCs because the software they use just could not be handled by mere portables.  Online gamers, meanwhile, still prefer to play with the fast processing power of desktop computers.  Also, some devices just do not go well with a laptop, smartphone, or even the latest tablet PCs such as printers.

Besides, why would Herlihy think that the rest of the world is as advanced as Japan ?  It took several years after it was introduced in Japan before wireless service providers in United States could provide mobile TV, for instance.

But who knows, Herlihy is right after all, especially when 2012 is around the corner.  Just kidding!

Source:  CrunchGear

 
 

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