Are Smartphones and Tablets Killing Computers?

Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc., American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the upcoming book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

The growing use of smart phones and tablets have already begun to change peoples habits, causing a 20% drop in consumer PC usage since 2008. This chart, from a Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) report on the tablet market, shows a drop in use of PC’s for music, communications and surfing the internet. The Silicon Alley Insider quotes the report as suggesting that as Smartphones continue to mature and offer more similar services to the PC, people will gravitate to mobile devices because of the ability to consume in a timely fashion.

Larry Kramer is the Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com. He was the first president of CBS Digital and sits on the Boards of Discovery Communications, Inc., American Media Inc., Freedom Communications, Inc., Answers Corp., Black Arrow Inc., and Harvard Business School Publishing. He is the author of the upcoming book C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today and runs a blog by the same name.

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