Monday, July 21, 2008

The beginning ,,,

Last year on a sunny Saturday morning my computer froze ... again. Ten minutes later one of my kids come to me with yet another computer problem - this time it was a virus. I was on a tight deadline and needed to get some critical emails out. I decided at that moment that there had to be a better way.

It just so happened that I was already working on a project to make cloud computing mainstream, and realized that the ideal solution would be to combine a simple though low-energy consuming device with seamless integration of a consumer facing cloud computing user experience.

This combination made it possible to develop a computer that did the same thing as a traditional PC, but much cheaper, much "greener" and last but not least much more hassle-free.


Peter said...

Very cool to consider, especially as I keep getting calls from my Mom to be her tech-support and help her get something up on her ancient computer.

One question. What happens if the network connection is totally offline? Is OpenOffice dead in the water? Can I edit a doc locally and wait for the DSL guy to get things fixed?

Max Seybold said...

Peter, if the Internet connection is down you can still run OpenOffice, edit docs, listen to music, watch videos.