Re: Upcoming MacOS 14.5 with software “notarization” requirements

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Apr 11 04:12:52 EDT 2019


People forget that speed and latency are not related. Solving latency on 
networked apps is tricky.

There will always be a place for Desktop apps (local apps on your 
computer I mean)

On 10/04/2019 22:53, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> Paul Dupuis wrote:
>
> > Of course this may all be a mute point if you believe the "industry
> > analysts" that say that 5G networks will kill the market for local
> > applications whether for iOS, Android, or desktop OSes and finally web
> > app will be fast enough :-)
>
> All networks can get faster, but I'm with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in 
> not holding my breath for 5G to be anything close to the magic pony 
> marketers are playing it up to be:
>
> "5G or faux G?: Forget all those stories of 20 Gbps speeds and 1 
> millisecond latency. 5G will never deliver performance like that — and 
> anyway its time is still years away for most of us most of the time."
> https://www.computerworld.com/article/3336119/5g-or-faux-g.html
>
>
> EFF has a similar view:
>
> "Enough of the 5G Hype"
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/enough-5g-hype
>
> ...and an alternative infrastructure proposal that will benefit 
> existing devices as well as the someday-soon-no-really 5G access points:
>
> "The U.S. Desperately Needs a 'Fiber for All' Plan"
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/us-desperately-needs-fiber-all-plan
>
>
>
> With or without infrastructure improvements, I expect mobile to remain 
> a steady growth segment.  But by "steady" I mean only slightly more 
> than half of Internet traffic, with laptops being most of the remainder.
>
> If Job's metaphor of the "post-PC" era means phones are cars and 
> laptops are trucks, observe that the most popular auto form factor in 
> the US is the SUV - effectively, a truck. :)
>
> We're now a decade into the "post-PC" era, and Apple stills sells 
> Macs. Lots of them.  More than iPads, which have leveled off to 
> negative growth.
>
> It's not just developers who need full computers.  It's everyone who 
> isn't just a grazer: every artist, every writer, everyone making 
> presentations. Nearly everyone.  You can do those things on a phone, 
> just not as well.  With your thumbs.
>
> For all the articles about the so-called "post-PC" era, I doubt any 
> were typed with thumbs on a phone.
>
> If only those writers could observe themselves as they work....
>




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