Originally Posted by ForumViewer
And that is the direction the computing world is heading in - simplicity. The days of complicated OS's and hardware are quickly coming to an end. This doesn't mean PC's and Macs will be any less capable or useful.
These economic threads are pointless. No one here really knows what these numbers mean. More importantly, they're meaningless to consumers. I'm a Mac user and I couldn't care less about market value.
Really? This is kind of a dumb statement. The PC world is NOT heading to simplicity. It's been heading to complexity from day 1. Why do you think hardware requirements have been going UP insteads of DOWN?
I will put examples for many things.
Facebook has grown, and so has the number of apps and things you can do on facebook. This is complexity, not simplicity.
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome have all increase the amounts of things you can customize, add-on, and even add apps.
API's become more complicated, and allow for more complexity as they grow and update. DX9-DX11, Open GL
Youtube has categories, and is adding more and more different types of content. From music, to homemade videos, and tv shows and more. They have also added many different ways to express opinion on videos by adding ratings, comments, and no "Wow" "like" "epic" buttons.
They are still expanding.
Computers get more and more features. USB 3.0 Firewire Thunderbolt (as soon as it's available) E-Sata, and more. IPS panels, TN panels, LED backlighting, RGB LED. Backlit Keyboards, Multicolor backlit keyboards, Black, blue, red, white. Aluminum, magnesium alloy, thermoplastics, both. Wireless displays, ultraportables mixed with tablet, and more.
Sorry but the list of things is growing not decreasing, not minimizing into just one object.