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Comment: Mixed feelings (Score 3, Interesting) 97

Honestly, I really love the Starts With a Bang blog, and have been reading it for years.

But I do have to wonder why every single post is announced on /. these days.

We already have RSS, we subscribe, we know about it. By the time /. has caught up I've already read it, usually 24 hours ago.

Is /. getting a paid for these posts? Inquiring minds want to know.

Comment: Sales are one metric but not the only one (Score 1) 1010

by opusman (#43419605) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

I'm more interested in how many people are using PCs - I couldn't really care less how many new PCs are sold.
PCs last longer than they used to. Single-threaded performance isn't increasing anymore and multiple threads aren't being used that much, meaning performance gains are no longer a major reason for upgrades.

Also, a lot of what would have been laptop sales are now tablet sales.

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