AP suggests that the computer's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, replaced by gadgets like smart phones that act like pocket-size computers; advanced Internet-connected game consoles; and digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.

In an article that reminds us of the Three Region Theory For Mobile Phones, AP suggests that the computer’s role in Japanese homes is diminishing, replaced by gadgets like smart phones that act like pocket-size computers; advanced Internet-connected game consoles; and digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.

Japan’s PC market is already shrinking, leading analysts to wonder whether Japan will become the first major market to see a decline in personal computer use some 25 years after it revolutionized household electronics — and whether this could be the picture of things to come in other countries.

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