Today marks the 30th anniversary of IBM’s 5150 personal computer, which ushered in the PC era.
And according to one IBM executive it also appears to be the start of the post-PC era. Mark Dean says PCs are no longer in the forefront of computing, although the devices will continue to be used. Dean was one of the engineers of the original IBM PC.
In his blog, he writes that his primary computer is now a tablet. He emphasizes that computing is becoming not only more personal, but also more social. It’s not only the increasing use of such gadgets as smartphones and tablets that are pushing PCs out of the way, but the social interaction available with such devices that is driving innovation.