*Technical post so ye be warned…*
Speculation has it that Google is capitalizing on the computer of the future – a network-centric machine. It seems to me the reason that Windows is so revered is because of its software base. “If you were running Windows, you could use program X and make your life simple”. What happens when all application are web-based? It is a similar approach to Java. Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy has for years been saying “the network is the computer.” That is why Steve Ballmer is so angry. Ten years from now it won’t matter what OS you have because your cellphone with an Internet connection will be just as productive as a $300 copy of a Windows post-Vista OS. So long desktop-centric paradigm. An excellent article discussing some of this can be read at CNET.
A thanks goes out to David for making us un-lost in the world of Lithonia. Someone ran over the street sign we were looking for Saturday morning. Kristin is preparing for her next DS party, and I have become comsumed with the story of Final Fantasy VII again. Damn you Advent Children. You have unleased the flood of emotions I have held back so long. Perhaps work on Monday will break its grip on my heartstrings.