Notebooks to outsell desktops by 2011- been there, done that

The big news reported everywhere this week is a prediction that notebook computers (read laptops) will outsell desktops by the year 2011.  This is such big news it was even reported by my local TV news team.  As soon as I saw this prediction my memory jogged and I asked myself “didn’t we already see this happen?”.  Sure enough, I Googled around and found this article by CRN from August 2005 where it was reported that notebook computers outsold desktops (in a single month) for the first time ever.  That was back in 2005 so I don’t understand why it will take until 2011 as the current prediction states.  I think it will happen long before then.

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