Sunday, February 26, 2012

OnLive turns your iPad into a cloud-driven Microsoft Office workstation - Chicago Sun-Times

Concluding paragraphs of an Andy Ihnatko OnLive review

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad, a key component of Apple’s message was that it represented the first incarnation of a whole new class of computer: the “post-PC” device.

That was two years ago and I’m still not sure that the world is eager to leave the PC behind. If it were, wouldn’t we see a whole range of successful post-PC devices instead of just one? The iPhone begat boatloads of successful multitouch smartphones. You see Android phones in people’s hands wherever you. But the iPad still stands alone.

It’s possible that people still like a little bit of a blur between these post-PC devices and the conventional computers that they still rely on. OnLive is valuable because it lets you roam with a tablet while leaving at least a toe on conventional, steady ground.

OnLive turns your iPad into a cloud-driven Microsoft Office workstation - Chicago Sun-Times

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