More stats to support a Post PC Era paradigm shift. Tablet’s forecasted to blow past PCs – From this story on MacRumors. (Blue line in the graph on the right)
“Unfortunately, it seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only didn’t provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market,” IDC Vice President Bob O’Donnell said.
“Windows 8’s poor sales start could amplify periodic calls for Microsoft to replace Ballmer…”
“In a surprisingly harsh assessment, IDC said Windows 8 hasn’t only failed to spur more PC demand but has actually exacerbated the slowdown—confusing consumers with features that don’t excel in a tablet mode and compromise the traditional PC experience.”