Linked by Kris Shaffer on Thu 24th Mar 2005 19:07 UTC
Editorial Wishful thinking? Yes, but let's consider the possibilities. The last couple years have seen significant advances in hardware production and design. One of the more interesting (and potentially revolutionary) developments to take place this past year is the announcement of a new CPU, the STI (Sony, Toshiba, IBM) Cell processor.
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The net is not the computer
by r_a_trip on Thu 24th Mar 2005 21:13 UTC

It seems attractive, the ever present computer that is cared for by others. An interface so simple that a monkey can operate it.

Yet it also means giving up any and all control to whomever supplies you with this carefree computer. This system is ultra-proprietary, because the thing you own is a dumbterminal and a for pay time-limited accessright.

I have an idea. You give your computer to me, I will host it and keep it safe and you can use it via VNC installed on an obsolete 486 I have lying around. If you want a program installed, just tell me and I'll immediately install it for a small fee.

You won't have to worry about a thing, I will even keep it clean of illegal content and if you so desire I will spy on your kids to see if they look for content that doesn't align with your ideas on how the personalities of your kids should be.

I'll keep with the Personal in Personal Computer....