Some of the reasons for the collapse of the the PC market go a lot further back than the reception of Windows 8.
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Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
We're not buying new PCs. Is it Windows 8's fault? The answer is yes, but not in the way you might be expecting.
Want to know what Microsoft thinks enterprises want? Look at the APIs in each generation of Windows to read the architectural tea leaves
Microsoft changes its IE Flash policies, there are ructions in HTML5, and Adobe is readying a new release of its Flash development tools. Is it time for the return of the plug-in?
Getting kids to code can be hard. Is a Bluetooth-connected robot ball part of the solution?
IE 11 isn't pretending to be Firefox - it's showing up the sites that treat IE as a second-class browser.
With two different screen sizes on the Z10 and Q10, do BlackBerry apps have to be different? No, but you might want a different approach for using them with a keyboard - or in a car.
Touch is not just for things you can hold in one hand - we need digital whiteboards, drawing boards, light tables, canvases and more.
Devices and services are the future for Microsoft. But what will that strategy look like? And how can the company sell more Surface tablets?
A new name, a new phone, a new campus: how BlackBerry is reinventing itself.