10 reasons why tech could be recession proof

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#4 We're still buying PCs: We may not be buying our children SUVs for their Sweet Sixteens, but we're willing to buy them laptops. Sales of PCs in the US rose 3.5 per cent in the first three months of 2008, according to market research firm IDC. Thanks to strong demand for PCs in Europe and Asia, worldwide growth in PC sales was up 14.6 per cent in the first quarter.

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