Bill Gates was interviewed on the BBC last week to talk about everything he’s up to, as well as what Ballmer is making a mess of at his old company:
When the interviewer suggested that we’re in a post-PC era, with most of the innovation happening today on smartphones and tablets, Gates replied:
“The PC is the tablet….You’ll see devices and say ‘is that a PC, is that a phone?’ The words will change because innovation is happening so fast.”
Bill, you can cut with the semantics bullshit. When someone says PC, there’s no confusion they’re talking about their personal computer sitting on their desk with a monitor, hard drive and keyboard and not their phone, tablet, alarm clock or television. We get it, everything has a computer in it nowadays, but the fact remains that Microsoft is way behind in mobile and tablet computing.
Nice evasive maneuvering.