Friday, March 25, 2011

The Future of the Internet

I read this article at Slate.com over lunch today. I agree with the author's view that our devices will soon become so connected to the cloud that we'll cease to worry about their onboard processing power or storage capacity and I bloggged about this last year and the side effect it would have on reducing piracy. Farhad Manjoo is of course quite correct though to point out that this future is totally dependent on the network and mobile broadband speeds. He complains about the poor speeds in the US, he should try NZ, we dream about the sort of connectivity they have in the US. There's not much point in having everything in the cloud if you can't access it everywhere.