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| p.1 #5 · The PC is dying, but very, very slowly |
In the future, the generations that have grown up accustomed to everything being compressed (music, images, video) won't require anything beyond what their capture devices can provide straight out of the box. An image-editing computer as we know it will seem like an anachronism.
Maybe, maybe not. When I was a teen, I was pretty happy with 45rpm singles and then with 8-track tapes. Then I got older, wealthier, my own apartment...and discovered audiophile sound.
As I've said many times before, homo sapiens has desired big pictures on the living room walls for as long as homo sapiens has had living room walls. That desire will not die in our lifetimes. The Net Gen, by and large, doesn't have living rooms to play music loud in or living room wals to hang big pictures on.
A few months ago, my Net Gen daughter put a CD on my system of music she'd only heard before in MP-3...and was amazed at all the music she'd never known was there. She was astounded; I was amused.
There is no dip in the sales of HD large screen display monitors...it's just that most Net Genners don't have their own places to put them. And if you have a big monitor, you want high def images to put on it.