The browser is just one more area Microsoft is loosing market share. I use Chrome and Firefox so I am not surprised by this change. This just one more sign pointing to our move into the Post-PC era.
In the article Four Ways the Post-PC Era Differs From Today in Forbes, Maribel Lopez makes the argument that the Post-PC era is not just a shift to mobile devices it is a shift in computing as we know it. Lopez points to four unique attributes that will characterize this era:
- Computing is no longer a destination.
- Cloud enables meaningful mobility.
- The Post PC era destroys and rebuilds the software industry.
- Mobile and the Internet of Things enable contextual-intelligence.
We really shouldn’t be surprised by the impact of the cloud. The Gartner Group, in their Top 10 Technologies for 2011 and the New Media Consortium in the Horizon Reports have been predicting this for several years.