The Disappearing Desktop - It's Real This Time
see3d at writeme.com
Wed Nov 16 16:59:43 CST 2005
Sorry, I am joining this thread late and this might be a bit of a
How does this differ in principle from a LAN or WLAN tablet pc? The
display and input is in your hand, but the computing service,
storage, and other I/O are located somewhere else. The only
difference is the communication link. So if that is the case, I
think that the tablet concept will need to be a successful model
first. Not that I am saying it won't be, I happen to think it is a
viable model as well as home timesharing networks. Once this model
is in place, it is a micro-step to putting some computing services on
the other side of the internet. If it works at home, why won't it
will work across the world --or the other way around?
On Nov 16, 2005, at 5:24 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
> Good job focusing this aspect of the discussion, Geoff.
> On Nov 16, 2005, at 1:39 PM, Geoff Canyon wrote:
>> So if AJAX apps are secure but need local storage, and Rev apps
>> have local storage but need security, which will get what it needs
> My position: once a machine has been booted and the user has logged
> into a server/service where his "stuff" is, local storage can be
> made completely unnecessary. Note, I'm not saying it should or must
> be made unnecessary, just that it's possible. I can't think of a
> *technical* reason why my user ID, password, etc., can't be stored
> on a server. The only question is where and how does authentication
> occur. Today, there are increasing advances being made in biometric
> mechanisms (thumb-prints, retinal scans, etc.), which is one way of
> addressing this problem. Another is with a secure external (think
> USB thumb drive) device on which my security info is stored and
> secured. There are several technologies out there that do this now.
> So, my bottom line on *this * issue: AJAX apps have a solid edge.
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