The Mobile Revolution (As Seen From a Factory Dock)
A snapshot of 37 years of personal computing through total shipments figures (beware the logarithmic scale; what is most relevant here are the slopes).
Even though the Macintosh platform adoption has accelerated tremendously in recent years (which shows as the linear slope since 2002-3 in the log scale), the revolution is in the mobile platforms. Check the Symbian shipment rates 2001-2004: beats the iPad, on par with early iPhone / RIM rates. Mobile, already. Have we forgotten?
(Nostalgia moment, on my birthday: how many of these platforms have you put your fingers on, coding for them or using them?)
Looking forward to the New World of Personal Computing!
(source: The Economist. Click on graph to go to the article. Via @burtonlee.)