Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Network Is The Computer

Today I had a discussion about Scott McNealy and his 'way ahead of time' vision about 'the Network is the Computer'. Later, I googled what his latest vision is. Looks like its still the same. But now he can prove it.

Recently, he critisized Apple's iPod in The Register. McNealy said,
There's a pendulum thing where stuff is on the client side and then goes back into the network where it belongs. The answering machine put voicemail by the desk, and then it went back into the network. Your iPod is like your home answering machine. I guarantee you it will be hard to sell an iPod five or seven years from now when every cell phone can access your entire music library wherever you are.

Scott is way off base here. Five or seven years! Motorola's already selling cell phone with iPod technology in it. Nokia N91 has 4GB drive to store mp3. Sony has W900 with memorystick to store mp3. 3G can stream song and movies and TV. Five or seven years! It's already happening. OMG Scott lost his soothsayer tongue!

1 comment:

pipsqueak said...

clearly steve needs to attend a marketing course.