Google vs Microsoft… seconds out!

December 17, 2007

Great article here in the NY Times about Googles ambitions to move all computing to the cloud and Microsofts continued reluctance to cannibalise their existing revenue streams by moving away from desktop software.

I side with the people who think the future of computing will be distributed in the cloud. What’s the point of running software on the desktop when access speeds will be so quick we can all work on thin-client type terminals and access our data and applications from anywhere with any device we choose.

Of course, whether Google becomes the winner waits to be seen. Plenty of time for another entrant to make themselves known as well, so it’s still a very unpredictable future ahead.


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