This agrees with my assessment from earlier this week.
Instead of thinking it as a crappy laptop, think of it as an iPad with a built-in keyboard — but it costs $250 instead of the Surface’s $700 (or the iPad’s $500). /via @keybuk
Not only are non-PC computing devices like phones and tablets dramatically outselling tradtional PCs, all the innovation is coming from those devices as well — in fact, both Apple and Microsoft are in the process of adapting their desktop operating systems to work more like their mobile ones.
Their logic is telling: “H.264 is absolutely required right now to compete on mobile. I do not believe that we can reject H.264 content … survive the shift to mobile.” Desktop computing is as dead as the mainframe, guys (i.e. not dead at all but nobody cares). Make your technology decisions as such.
I think this is an awesome project with real potential. A simple, semi-disposable “toy” computer is perfect for kids to learn the fundamentals of programming, which are so much more complicated on modern machines.