Interesting interaction on the train the other day. Conductor saw me on the laptop, and we got into a conversation about how he is not very computer fluent, and needs to get a new one. Doesn’t want to spend time learning new things, a poor typist, and didn’t like the weight of his laptop – but he was eyeing my tiny Dell.
He asked me for advice. I asked him what he used it for. No Word. No Excel. (or not much). Mostly internet usage, and consumer type stuff. The smaller the better, and anytime anywhere access (like 3G) a plus. Time to replace his cell, too.
My prediction: another iPhone aficionado is in the making. And the laptop/desktop consumer market? A candidate for cannibalization. Watch out.