7/ Mac/Windows replaced character mode incredibly quickly even though it would be 10yrs before Windows Word or Excel would “win” a side by side review with character mode equivalents in “feature for feature”.
Guardrails made it possible for computing to do more by doing less..
12/ Using SD cards in a camera feels like “filling out forms”. Pros are all transmitting wirelessly already (yes to a PC!) and built-in wifi appeared first on consumer cameras. Plus images are destined to be shared via mobile apps first anyway.
1/ The most important word in your thread is “scenario”. I ordered a new MacBook Air because I still need or prefer a Mac for some scenarios. But my most used, and favorite, computers, are my iPads (a Pro and a mini) and my iPhone X.
2/ They haven’t replaced the laptop. They’ve replaced almost all the *scenarios* for which I formerly needed the laptop. I’d much rather grab one of my iPads for almost anything I need to do than use the Mac. I expect my new MacBook Air to be my last laptop.
3/ I still stand by my first iPad review, from 2010, which talked about how it could take over from the laptop by being better or more convenient at specific common tasks. Not at specs, nor on everything you could do with a laptop eight years ago. allthingsd.com/20100331/apple…