Blame it on Windows 8.
Analysts this week cited "waiting for Windows 8" as one reason for flat shipments of traditional PCs.
But I would submit that's an excuse rather than a reason. Instead of waiting, consumers are buying MacBooks, iPads, Google's Nexus 7, and large-screen Android phones.
In other words, what Intel CEO Paul Otellini likes to optimistically call -- in the case of tablets -- "additive" devices, or machines people buy in addition to a PC. But I think they're what consumers actually buy instead of a PC.
Does that portend … Read more