FutureTracker| Wired reflects on How the Tablet Will Change the World, explaining in brief Apple’s closed-system strategy vs Google’s new Chrome’s open-system one.
The way we use computers is outmoded, conceived by male minds in the 1960s and ’70s, even before IBM got into the PC business. Most of the software in use today originated in the pre-Internet era when storage was at a premium and machines ran thousands of times slower. Software applications were sold in shrink-wrapped boxes for hundreds of dollars, not downloaded from the app store.
With the iPad, Apple hopes to become the center of a post-PC era. Google hopes their browser-driven strategy will work. The article also talks up Microsoft, but not with glowing terms. Read on at Wired.