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More PCs Peddled as Upgrade Cycle Gets Rolling

mancomputergiant_thumb The enterprise PC upgrade cycle is clearly kicking into gear. Global shipments of personal computers spiked in the second quarter thanks to an upswing in enterprise sales. This according to research outfit IDC, which says total worldwide PC shipments in the second quarter were 81.5 million–up 22.4 percent from the same period in 2009.

Breaking shipments down by manufacturer (click chart to enlarge), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) remained the market leader with a share of 18.1 percent–down from 19.7 percent a year earlier. Dell (DELL) claimed second place with 13.4 percent share (up 19.1 percent), followed by Acer with 12.7 percent (up 20.8 percent), Lenovo with 8.5 percent (up 47.3 percent), Toshiba with 5.2 percent (up 26.2 percent) and Asus with 3.5 percent (up 83.6 percent).

Impressive growth all around and another sign that the rebound in tech spending continues. “The PC vendors can pat themselves on the back a little bit,” IDC analyst Jay Chou told Bloomberg. “Given the uncertainty in Europe and fears of slowdown in places like China, we still did pretty well.”

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work