End of PeeCees?
ohh at drizzle.com
Mon Aug 7 21:33:52 CDT 2006
Quoth Chuck Guzis:
> On today's BBC "Analysis", there's a little segment on the issue of
> personal computers being obsolete because of the rise of The Internet.
> Supposedly, we're going to be using our televisions or mobile phones in
> place of them. The whole segment hinges on the statement of MS that the
> desktop PC is dead and that the future is The Internet and we'd all better
> get used to it.
Heh. I'm sure M$ and others would love nothing more than to make it so you
can store all your personal data on their remote servers for your
"access-your-data-from-anywhere" convenience... and pay that storage fee
every month, and that account-access fee every month, and buy into that
whole concept of "we'll store it for you, and by the way you'll have to
buy our specialty tools and processes to access them to their full
potential", and having all _my_ data subject to someone _else's_
potential system failures, and let's not even _contemplate_ the privacy
Nope. Not buying. I think the _idea_ of being able to access your data
remotely is nice, but this _method_ sounds boneheaded. I just hope to
whatever Gods there may be that the majority don't buy into this and make
it the next unfortunate "standard".
...Am I ranting? Oh, dear, I'm ranting. :)
"...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
"...but if you can fool them long enough to establish it as a new
standard, by the time they figure it out they'll be stuck with it."
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