Tim Cook, Ray Ozzie, and a host of others have proclaimed that we're in a "post-PC world." Well, not quite yet, but you can see it from here.
Like it or not, the post-PC era looks a lot like the iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Roku and any number of smartphones. While these devices are way better for some tasks than traditional PCs, we stand to lose a lot in the transition as well.
Let me be very clear at the outset. I'm not saying that tablets, consoles, e-readers and the rest of the post-PC devices are bad. Like many others yesterday, I fought with Apple's shoddy online store to place a pre-order for the new iPad. What time I do spend watching the tube is usually courtesy of Netflix or Amazon Prime via the Roku.
But as tablets and other devices expand functionality to the point that they replace PCs for many users, they're stopping short in ways that matter a lot.
The advantages to our new post-PC overlords are pretty obvious. Most of us who've futzed with trying to set up a PC-based media center of some kind will gladly adopt a Roku or Apple TV instead. They can do almost everything that a PC-based media center could do, but are much cheaper and dead simple to set up.
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