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People have been saying that networks and distributed computing will kill off the local computer for what, at least 15 years?
No matter how accessible SAAS and cloud computing becomes, people will always require some way to work off-line for various reasons.
There are also those who worry about privacy; no matter how secure remote storage is set up, it can always be cracked by somebody, but they cannot access your local drive offline without physical access to it.
In short, the PC as we know it is far from a Zombie, it's more like a Special Agent that leverages the Cloud but can operate solo for convenience and security.