Mike Elgan says the laptop is dead, to be replaced by smartphones. I say “balderdash”

Mike Elgan at Computerword:

You may never buy another laptop.

Ten years ago, laptop sales overtook desktop PC sales to become the dominant hardware platform for computing. Now smartphones are about to do to laptops what laptops did to desktops.

But wait, you may ask. What’s wrong with laptops?

Cold, dead, hands, Mike. Cold, dead hands.