More "end of the desktop PC"

Robert Brockway robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at
Mon Dec 15 20:08:47 UTC 2003

On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, JoeHill wrote:

> I've been reading articles like this for years now, in various forms

Yeah this idea of remote servers under someone elses control has been
around for quite a long time.

> 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.

I see two seperate issues here...

Personally I think the desktop PC is a flawed idea overall (from a system
management point of view) but giving up control of data to a remote entity
is even worse.

The middle ground is a thinclient solution.  I can giveup the desktop PC
(replacing it with a "dumb" display device) but still keep the central
server under the control of the owners of the data.


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