Insights · August 12th, 2011

IBM CTO Mark Dean, who was one of the designers of the first IBM PC that debuted in 1981, weighed in recently on whether we are entering a “post-PC” era in which tablets and phones replace PC’s. That meme is exaggerated, but Dean does suggest that computing itself is in transition…

PCs are being replaced at the center of computing not by another type of device — though there’s plenty of excitement about smartphones and tablets — but by new ideas about the role that computing can play in progress,” Dean says. “These days, it’s becoming clear that innovation flourishes best not on devices but in the social spaces between them, where people and ideas meet and interact. It is there that computing can have the most powerful impact on economy, society, and people’s lives.

Interesting. It is all about social spaces.

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