Beyond the PC Cliff

Recently, Dell, HP, Intel and AMD announced lower earnings due to slumping PC sales.  Will this PC slowdown be gradual or abrupt?  As the title suggests, I think it will be a sudden cliff, with PC hardware, chipmakers and software vendors all toppling over together due to the rise of smartphones and tablets.

Where is the tech industry going?  Recently, I posted ”Beyond the PC Cliff” on my friend’s blog, which explores some of the emerging trends and industries coming — the Next New Things:  :!blog/csdn

Recently, $40 tablets have appeared in India, which is the beginning of a deluge of low-cost tablets.

What new business opportunities do you see in the next few years?

For ideas, see the “Saving Intel” chapter in my new e-book: