Educational Technology

November 25, 2013

It’s not about Windows: The repairable PC is dead

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by Jason Perlow, ZD Net

This trend in the PC industry towards more appliance-like, non user-servicable devices and systems and away from those that are friendly to the home brewer/PC is analagous to how the automobile industry has also evolved, where component integration has driven down manufacturing costs. This has come at the expense of being able to self-service vehicles as well as no longer being able to repair or recondition many parts, and an increased dependency on dealership and authorized service center expertise. The car has become, in effect, an appliance as well. It’s not just the PC, Apple products are following the same path. As we have learned recently, maxxing out a commodity Mac and using Apple’s latest OS doesn’t necessarily yield optimal results.

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