Tuesday, 5 February 2008

"Me" The Operating System

Robert Scoble thinks we are all missing the point about Google.

"The real race today isn’t for search. Isn’t for email. Isn’t for IM. It’s for ownership of your mobile phone"

Short term sure. But it's ubiquitous access that's key.

I am the network. Home is wherever I am. I have one screen - the one I am looking at right this minute. I am my own operating system.


J.C. Hutchins said...

I've never heard this idea phrased so eloquently. I absolutely agree, and pine for the days to come when access (through whatever device we prefer) is as ubiquitous as radio, or -- better still -- running water.

Leigh said...

Tnx J.C. One of my favorite lines ever from a poem is Margaret Atwoods Variations on the word sleep -

"I would like to be the air that inhibits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary"

Your running water comment reminded me somehow of that. :)

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