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OF THINGS TO COME

THE PC ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE, BUT WILL EVOLVE AND ADAPT THE WAY IT ALWAYS HAS THE PC, BY DESIGN, is an incredibly difficult technology to attack. Its commodity components and its open architecture think of it as the opposite of the walled-prison environment give it the ability to pivot and mutate to meet new challenges and needs. To wit, in the 1990s, the Network Computer idea was floated as a way to push the PC off of corporate desktops. PCs, as we were told, had become too expensive to buy for every drone, and too expensive to support. The NC would leverage the power of the network by running "diskless" with a very thin OS such as Java or the NCOS. Instead of adopting the NC computer, though, corporations ended up buying OF THINGS TO COME

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