Originally Posted by MacLeod
I've been hearing how PC gaming was dead since my Commodore 64 back in the mid 80's. Colecovision. That's where it's at man. Ugh.
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Yes, and the desktop PC was dead when Compaq introduced the first mass-market laptops during the same era. We saw how that turned out, too.
I honestly think it's been the same writers dusting off the same stories every five to 10 years and just replacing the text to make mention of whatever the latest fad in computing is. Sort of like, if you've been a baseball fan in the last 30 years, how many different guys have been anointed as the "last 300-game winner in baseball history."
There's always going to be a need for desktop computers, because there's always going to be a need for maximum performance, and there's always going to be a need for maximum performance as long as people want to play more and more realistic computer games, let alone the many legitimate professional needs for that level of performance.
The people who write these stories forget that there are people who have been using computers for a long time and have a good memory. LOL