The Future of Application Access: Leave your Laptop at Home

Writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Byron Spice has an awesome article about the future of mobile computing. According to Spice, people in the future will say "'Just think, people actually used to carry their computers around with them!

Writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Byron Spice has an awesome article about the future of mobile computing.

According to Spice, people in the future will say "'Just think, people actually used to carry their computers around with them!' In this future, computers are so ubiquitous that the idea of lugging your own will seem as odd as someone today carrying around their own TV. With computers everywhere, why bring your own?"

He talks at length about some Intel research called Internet Suspend/Resume and the recent popularity of virtual machines.

Even though Citrix is not mentioned in the article, this idea fits perfectly with Citrix's "Access" message (which frequent readers of this site know I like a lot). I personally really like the idea of never having anything of value on any client device. If Internet access is really ubiquitous in a few years, then why couldn't this idea take off?

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This message was originally posted by brian lilley on July 14, 2004
To make the future more immediately possible today, the Gina should be further developed to allow multiple users to logon to the desktop concurrently. Just imagine, any user anywhere in the corporate could 'borrow' someones workstation that is currently locked out. That user could login, start explorer under their user context and of they go via Web interface...

this would be very useful today! and another selling point??
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