Re: Upcoming MacOS 14.5 with software “notarization” requirements
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."
> EFF has a similar view:
> "Enough of the 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"
> 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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