This is a very challenging blog by Henry Blodget I came across, which pops my bubble .. For a moment …
What are these myths?
Here are the two big ones:
The future will be mobile ONLY. No one will have any need for laptops or desktops anymore this story goes. We’ll all just use tablets and smartphones. And “fixed Internet” content, communications, and commerce companies will be replaced by “mobile” versions.
All companies should design for mobile FIRST, treating the desktop Internet as, at best, an afterthought. Those archaic keyboard-operated “big screens,” this theory goes, will be replaced by small touch screens. And all advertisers, content, communications, and commerce companies need to radically change their focus to reflect this.
But wait, although what he is saying and showing is correct for the moment, its because the staff are having to use desktop computers because the applications, they are forced to use desktop software.
Where is the voice to computer text dictation ?
Where are the video conference calls from mobile devices ?
Why are all these people in an office ? Why not working from home or on the road or where the story is ?
Henry has a point, but I have seen the future and there are no legacy desktop computers and applications in it 🙂
Long live the mobile worker.
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