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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Pretty good deal
Rob Spiegel   11/19/2012 7:21:49 PM
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It is a good idea, Cabe. It's especially good given the mammoth shift to mobile devices. The mobile device wouldn't need huge processing capabilities. It would just need to be a terminal like the old days when the terminal accessed mainframes.

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Re: Pretty good deal
Cabe Atwell   11/19/2012 3:14:34 PM
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Rob,

I hate to be that guy who says, "I came up with that idea years ago." But, I did, about 10 years ago. I was planning on developing the idea or concept for my master's degree. However, I have put the concept on the back burner for a while now. Aside from my initial designs and work on a cloudOS, I have not found anyone else working on the idea. I wouldn't be surprised if it will happen in the near future by countless people.

It is an extension of the remote terminal concept. So, it doesn't take a genius to give it a shot again.

I wouldn't even be mad if I see someone come out with it, before I return to the concept myself. Progress is more important than accolades.

C

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Re: Pretty good deal
Rob Spiegel   11/14/2012 8:57:17 PM
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Cabe, moving the operating system to the cloud is a good idea. Do you know if this is being done in places other than the University of Beijing?

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Ironically funny, isn’t it-?
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   11/14/2012 1:08:03 PM
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Do you see the irony of the 30 year technology cycle-?  In 1980, massive room-sized computer "Main-Frames" functioned as the CPU (central processing, literally).  If you had a "Computer" you really had only a "Computer-Terminal".  I did have one in my dorm room and it was really just a dumb terminal connected via a modem.  No problem in guaranteeing that you were always running the latest of everything.  No OS to load. No Apps to load.  Oddly similar to today's cutting edge practices of Cloud Computing.  Ironically funny, isn't it-?

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Re: Pretty good deal
Cabe Atwell   11/13/2012 5:50:37 PM
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Now let's move the OS to the cloud as well. TransOS from the University of Beijing has shown that it is possible. If the bandwidth is there, computing/graphical power will be constantly upgraded, staying current will be a thought of the past. Like Upverter, everything in one spot.

C

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Pretty good deal
Rob Spiegel   11/13/2012 12:51:11 PM
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You can't beat free for a good deal on this cloud software. Even the private versions are quite inexpensive. The collaborative aspects are good as well. The cloud approach to software continues to offer good deals.



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