A decade ago, the PC was the centre of the digital world. Web TV aside, a full-fledged Windows or Mac OS PC was the only reasonable way for ordinary people to get on the Internet. Today, conventional PCs face a growing army of cheap, special-purpose rivals. No single device is an adequate PC replacement all by itself. But together, the growing menagerie of devices is making PC ownership less and less necessary for ordinary consumers. Are we then looking at a bleak future for the PC industry?