I think lots of people are switching to tablets rather than using a regular computer... makes sense this day in age....
Interesting story...Back in the days before the iPad I was on the idea of a "tablet" where the concept we know from apple, the trust fund baby that steals everything yet has the public trust to pass it off as their own, was in the early stage and the focus was a "client" gadget for on premises use that offered what is now expected but didn't exist then. So, an A size (11x7") and a C size (11x17") gray scale (matrox) "terminal" that was wifi tethered to the local system, ie the hospital or base, etc. Useless if you stole it, no device storage, no general purpose programs, no facebook app. No mics or camera or speakers or any current expected gadget...Special purpose, yet it did have very hi-res (C did) screen and a digitizer, or rather a "touch screen". Obviously is was killed by the "new" ipad with "revolutionary" technology...gag
Well, I'm still behind the idea, and without the mass production of a consumer product it will never make it...
Fast forward and a few years ago I was intrigued by another specialized use of the same format for engineering types and artist. This time C and D size, and still tethered to a real computer with real horsepower. So a few thousand maybe to the architect world and artist waiting for used ones. Still no "MASS".
So to tie it in, I've said here before in a mix of threads, Android is still my prediction pick for the OS of the future.
To connect the dots for those that don't see the tie in, android in it's current state would have been light years ahead of either phase of my thinking and would have been practically off the shelf.
I still think it was a good idea...and still firmly debian.