And we might remember that, just two weeks ago, Microsoft’s OUTLOOK.COM was down for three days. THREE days. “Cloud” or “cloudy” services?
Perhaps the hardware industry is admitting they’ve hit some wall of future-services. Maybe that was AMD’s conclusion - “Our engineers simply aren’t good enough to create better CPUs, so we’re giving up.”
Apple’s Mac success has been falling, and quite some time. In the early 2000s, their last bastion of dominance - graphics-editing - was dropped by those vendors to favor Windows Development first, Mac Development last. Then the CGI craze went big time and that was mostly Linux - and has been. No big company is doing CAD, CGI, graphics on Macs first and foremost. And desktop publishing - the Mac’s “diversified” marketplace - evaporated with the coming of the Paperless Fantasyland but the very real PDF-Web-Based layouts.
Maybe Hardware is finished, or soon will be, and we’ll be reduced to toys and gagdets. Despite 3 James Bond films where he’s apparently saved the world using his smart-phone, he and his pals still had to occasionally sit at a real keyboard to accomplish something.
I just get the feeling that the iToy phenom will run its course, too.