This is why there's a stench of panic hanging over silicon valley. this is why Apple have turned into paranoid security Nazis, why HP have just ditched Microsoft from a forthcoming major platform and splurged a billion-plus on buying up a near-failure; it's why everyone is terrified of Google:
The PC revolution is almost coming to an end, and everyone's trying to work out a strategy for surviving the aftermath.
Everything is cloud this and cloud that. The PC is dying and Apple is building their walled garden to fend out the PC zombies. Definitely worth to read the entire post by Charlie Stross -- it's a prediction of the personal computing / Internet in 2015.