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Those of us who have been around a while always recoil a bit when confronted by how the personal computing industry has changed. In the good old days---the pre-iPhone period, basically---it was all about Microsoft. But in more recent years, Microsoft, Windows, and the PC market they fostered have taken a back seat to online services and mobile computing devices, especially the smartphone.

As such we have to deal with things like today’s news, where Apple is somehow the number one maker of PCs in the world. You know, if you look at it in an Obi-Wan Kenobi “from a certain point of view” way. And trust the source, which is Canalys and not a major analyst firm like Gartner or IDC.

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