Steve Jobs recently made the prediction that the world is moving away from PC usage in favor of other devices. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, which is highly dependent on traditional PCs for their revenue, unsurprisingly disagreed and said that the form of PCs would change to have both large, small, portable and keyboardless forms.
“I think people are going to be using PCs in greater and greater numbers for years to come,” said Ballmer during D8. “The PC as we know it will continue to morph. The real question is what are you going to push.”
Ballmer did acknowledge that things were shifting towards a cloud computing atmosphere, but added, “There is nothing bad for us in the trend. But it is a transition. Transitions are times of potential tumult. We need to work smarter, work harder and be more vigilant. Absolutely.”
Source: New York Times