Modular smartphones seem like a good ideas, but they have a number of significant problems.
Matt Baxter-Reynolds blogs on the changing face of software development in a post-PC world.
Matt Baxter-Reynolds is a mobile software development consultant and technology sociologist based in the UK. His latest book -- "Death of the PC" -- is available on Amazon now.
Is the PC dying? Not really. It's more to do with that users now have choice about which tools they use.
The post-PC era changes everything, including how the enterprise IT department approaches its work...
The question as to what people use tablets for in business is somewhat fuzzy whether you're in the Microsoft camp or the Apple camp.
Seriously, does anyone actually find email to be usable?
It's a beautiful device, but it loses out against cheaper Android devices with better usability.
Perhaps we would do better at serving normal users by thinking less about the technology and more about the sociology.
The third-place player in the smartphone market may never get the love that those in the first two places do.
There's a distinction between "portable" computers and "mobile" computers. The "portable PC" is definitely a thing. But the "mobile PC" is a myth...
Microsoft had the opportunity to reboot Surface yesterday, but for some reason didn't. Perhaps management missed the memo that Surface v1 didn't sell very well...