More "end of the desktop PC"

William Park opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at
Mon Dec 15 20:04:27 UTC 2003

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 11:46:23AM -0500, JoeHill wrote:
> I've been reading articles like this for years now, in various forms
> proclaiming that the home desktop PC is a flawed and obsolete model,
> and that all of our software should be run from secure servers
> instead.
> Personally, they can take my desktop when they pry it from my cold
> dead hands, but I'm curious about how others see this issue. Of course
> there's nothing *inherantly* wrong with relinquishing some control to
> networked servers, but dare we trust our software when we don't have
> ultimate control over it locally, especially when we are talking about
> proprietary, closed source software that we cannot see what's "under
> the hood"?
> Link:

Isn't that what .NET is all about?  Lock in customer, and fleece him.

William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at>
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