Of course, I do also use a laptop computer, and that has changed things slightly. Nonetheless, the laptop is merely a miniaturized copy of a desktop computer, and I use it in more or less the same manner as the desktop, except that I am not chained to the desk at home. I can use it in different locations, but the way I use it remains the same.
The hardware has changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years but the method by which I use a computer remains the same: I sit in a chair and type on the keyboard and stare at a monitor.All this is now changing and, by the year 2015, desktop computers will constitute just 18% of the consumer PC market, according to Forrester Research. Last year, sales of laptops eclipsed sales of desktops for the first time, and new devices such as the Apple iPad, the various smart cell phones, and other portable computing devices threaten to change the way we use computers.
The desktop is dying.