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____/ bbgruff on Friday 21 Oct 2011 14:01 : \____
> On Friday 21 October 2011 12:59 Bob Hauck wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:50:10 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Asus names Eee Slider release date
>>>| First demo'd way back in March 2011 - we tried it out back then - the
>>>| Slider is a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 screen on the back of which Asus has
>>>| built a slide- forward base unit, complete with Qwerty keyboard.
>> Cool concept. Having a keyboard would make it a lot more practical for
>> writing documents longer than a short email. Might make an impression in
>> the business market.
> Yes - and now please forgive me for climbing back onto an old hobby horse of
> mine for a moment :-)
> Does this device count as a *desktop* ?
> In asking the question "What *is* a desktop?" previously, I've received only
> Snit's inane answers pointing me to towers and laptops, and telling me that
> "when I've been in the industry long enough(!!!!) I'll understand what a
> desktop is.
> A desktop (or personal computer) to me is a machine on which on which one
> can do "desktop things" - word processing, spreadsheets, prepare
> presentations, edit images, etc. To me, this device is a "desktop", or
> getting to be very close to one. What's more, I reckon that this type of
> device, together with "dockable tablets" and even "dockable phones" is the
> way things are going to go.
> In short, the desktop isn't going away, but it's morphing.
How about a car/automobile analogy? or even the question, is a drone a plane?
The components in these devices are merely the same, it's the size which
changes. For smaller devices you need more sophisticated hardware (wireless,
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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