Thursday, 09 August 2012 22:24

Do People Buy Computers In A Depression??? Featured

As my readers now, I have been declaring recessions and depressions in Europe for some time now, to wit:

Now there is corroboratig anecdotal evidence coming out of the woodwork: Gartner reports Western Europe desktop shipments down in Q2 2012

Gartner reports Western Europe desktop shipments down, portable PCs up in Q2 2012

As reported by Endgadget:

When it comes to technology and the end of a financial quarter, you can bet your wage there'll be ananalyst report or two letting you what's what. And according to Gartner's latest estimates for Western Europe, PCs didn't fare too well in Q2 of this year, with a 2.4 percent decrease in shipments compared with the same period in 2011.

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