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Subject: The Future of Computing Date: 5/24/2011 10:00 AM
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...at least according to Gary Dutkowski, CEO of Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD):

"People are going to want a computing device: call that a laptop," he said. "They are going to
want a content device: call that a tablet. And they are going to want a voice device: call
that a phone or a smartphone. The beauty of that is Tech Data sells all three of those."

Admittedly, Dutkowski is talking his own book, as evidenced by his final sentence. But he goes on to say:

"What we see is the tablet replacing the netbook. The netbook was designed to try to be
a computing device that was really a content device.

What the tablet has become is a great device to browse the Web and do email and watch movies
and read books: content," he said. "And the computing device -- whether that is the
laptop or the desktop -- remains an important platform. People that need to do computing,
big spreadsheets, modeling, PowerPoint presentations, you still need a computer to do that."

Now, none of this is new, but it is coming from an informed source.

http://goo.gl/VmHIG

Bryan
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