Anthony Baldwin has written on 1/26/2014 12:01 AM:
I keep hearing this, and it is quite true that many people, your average
consumer whatever, are using their smartphones and tablets more to
access internet stuff.
But, there's a whole lot of things I do with a computer that are simply
not practically or ergonomically appropriate for a tablet or phone.
I'm certainly not going to hack on a phone, or work on a tablet.
I am a professional translator, hobby web/software developer.
I type thousands of words/day for my work, and need a real keyboard,
not some 5inch touchpad on a phone.
Are you not aware that, by using an OTG cable, you can attach a
full-size USB keyboard to a phone or tablet?
I mean, are people going to write their thesis on a tablet?
And that's just writing stuff...what about all the complex
mathematical stuff done in the sciences...
I don't think astronomers are going to be crunching Hubble data on an
The iPhone is not the be-all and end-all of "personal" computing
devices. Will we always need supercomputers? Sure.
I DO use forums, friendica, redmatrix, libertree, pumpio, statusnet,
and other free/open source, decentralized, federated networking
No borrowed "cloud" storage, either. I will host and control my own
data, thank you.
Will you take it with you you go? (Younger) People want access to their
data they are.
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