mobile computers replacing desktop
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:14 UTC (Mon) by giraffedata
In reply to: mobile computers replacing desktop
Parent article: Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
And do bear in mind that one's data will be accessible by all of the handheld and desktop computers one uses, even without docking.
That is a dream that depends on having unlimited bandwidth available everywhere,
Connection to the Internet is not the only way to have data accessible by multiple computers. Proximity replication works too. If every time I walk into my house (or hut) my pocket computer and desktop computer replicate with each other via Bluetooth, I have the same data accessible by both computers (and I don't consider that that docking).
And there will have to be not many, but huge numbers of people — people who matter — who can't share data between computers for the new computing paradigm for the world to assume that data is tied to some physical entity, meaning it makes more sense to plug a keyboard into that entity than have duplicate hardware just to attach to the keyboard.
You know, I once thought the computer in my house would some day be wired into every appliance and work station in my house. As it turned out, every appliance and work station in my house has its own computer now. Sometimes it works out that way.
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