Just the other day, Google made yet another announcement in having struck a deal to sell Chromebooks in two more national chain stores.
Best Buy roughly a year ago. Historically, it represented the first Linux-based SKU ever to reach the 'brick and mortar' retail center's sales floor where Microsoft Windows and Apple have been historically dominant and the only two shows in town.
Gradually, and insidiously, Chromebook is finding its way into the mainstream distribution retail centers. This is a big move, given Walmart's size (largest employer in the U.S.) and brokering power.
At the rate things are going, year 2013 will be a record for sales of Chromebooks, given that in the most recent past six new markets were established world wide.
Let's hope the momentum continues and Chromebooks will continue to spread like a contagion, but in a good way, of course.