The Golden Age of the Golden Image
Anyone who has suffered and snickered through my previous blogs will know I am a huge fan of “stateless” computing. Namely – the removal of all user state from the device that is in your hands or at your fingertips. Incrementally – we all (ecosystem) have been trending this way though many are calling it other things with “cloud or XaaS” getting the most mileage.
My favorite video on YouTube is one from 1997 where Steve Jobs paints such a vivid picture of his vision (sadly never executed on by Apple in PC’s but robustly in phones and tablets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSxHd-ZJ080 .
What gets me is the notion of “rich and robust local applications combined with cloud services”. Now he does not come right out and use the term cloud – but if you have a few minutes – you’ll get it.
I believe that your settings, data, documents, applications, admin policies, etc should all live in a cloud whether it be private or public with only the hardware and…
Read the entire article here, The Golden Age of the Golden Image
via the fine folks at Liquidware Labs