It looks like Steve Jobs was right to predict that the PC would become the “truck” to the tablet’s “car.”
“When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks, because that’s what you needed on the farm,” Jobs said at our D8 conference
in 2008. But, he went on, as we became a nation of cities, cars gradually overtook trucks, and became the dominant form of transportation.
Fast-forward five years, and Jobs’ projection appears to be on track. Market research firm IDC projected on Wednesday that tablet shipments in the fourth quarter will outpace the number of desktop and notebook computer units sold. By 2015, annual tablet sales will top PCs, as well, IDC said. (Tablet sales are seen passing notebook PC sales this year