Re: Upcoming MacOS 14.5 with software “notarization” requirements

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 04:24:16 EDT 2019


"There will always"

reminds me of that James Bond film, "Never Say Never Again" . . . better 
be careful
with pronouncements like that.

Richmond.

On 11.04.19 г. 11:12 ч., Andre Garzia via use-livecode wrote:
> 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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