I had the opportunity to take a day with Brett Nordquist yesterday, and attend the Geekwire Summit in downtown Seattle. The sessions ended up repeatedly circling back to the overwhelming proliferation of mobile devices. Todd Bishop said something I entirely agree with. "Of course we're in a post-PC era! Why are we arguing about it?" he said. "But that doesn't mean the PC is dead." Exactly! Clearly the technology world is changing. But what does that mean for PCs?
At Puget Systems, what we are seeing backs this up. We are more busy than we ever have been. We're working overtime and weekends, and my upcoming schedule is filled with interviews lined up for new hires. Small and medium business sales are especially strong -- PCs that are being used for productivity. If we focused on selling entry level sub-$1000 PCs to home users, I'm sure we'd have a different tune, but that's not what we sell. We sell high performance, high quality PCs for enthusiasts, professionals, and technophiles. If mobile devices are cutting into the PC market, we sure aren't seeing it.