Farhad Manjoo for Slate:

If you study the PC industry over the past five years, you find only one company that had the means, motive, and opportunity. Apple killed the netbook, more or less single-handedly, and we should all be grateful for it.

Turns out, there were only two problems with netbooks:

1) Using them was a shitty experience.

2) Selling them was a shitty business.

Shocking that they ultimately failed. (And that Apple was right for not getting into the business in the first place.)

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    Yup. Thank god apple did this. This is just one point I use when people say that apple doesn’t innovate and only makes...
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    Я мечтал купить себе нетбук, и всё ждал, когда, наконец, нетбуки станут нормальными компьютерами. Как я рад, что теперь...
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