[FoRK] Year-on-year netbook sales fall off a cliff

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Fri May 7 19:57:08 PDT 2010

--- On Fri, 5/7/10, Jeremy Apthorp <nornagon at nornagon.net> wrote:

> > Less than a year ago, the netbook market was growing
> at a whopping 641% percent year-over-year. But in April,
> that growth slowed to just 5%, following month-over-month
> growth rate declines dating back to November of last year.
> Even as someone who embraces the iPad and all its quirks, these stats
> floored me. I thought the iPad and the netbook filled different use
> cases? Maybe there's some other reason for this dramatic drop in
> netbook sales.

Or maybe the netbook was a temporary substitute until what they really wanted/needed came along?


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