The Disappearing Desktop - It's Real This Time
dleyanna at rtl.org
Thu Nov 10 13:09:42 CST 2005
Ok, how's this...
Get a good marketing department for Sun and resurrect the hardware based
JVM. Use a thin client that communicated with "application" that
communicated with the JVM any or all of which could be anywhere with a
minimum of the thin client and personal data being on your "personal"
device. Your "application" could be anywhere, including your personal
device. You could even have the hardware JVM in your personal device or
it could be located anywhere and you just plugged your personal device
Is there any reason that that wouldn't be the best of all worlds an a
little less of a paradigm shift?
Oh, another thing, require that all applications be "user" skinable so
that at least the user would have some consistency. There, not the
programmer has some consistency and the user has some consistency and
the model leaves room for anyone to implement any business model.
Remember, no proprietary data format and a lot of "public" librarys for
Dan Shafer wrote:
> No, specialized ultra-thin custom browsers that RUN apps on the
> server. Thin clients, not thick.
> On Nov 10, 2005, at 10:03 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Specialized ultra-thin custom browsers that download apps from a
> Dan Shafer
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