October 28, 2003

At the O'Reilly convention

A few notes from Tim O'Reilly's talk:
* Tim talked about how the iApps don't connect in the same ways to one another, which is interesting. His whole point, I think, was that the iApps need to be both two way, seamless, and allowing people to hack them (using applescript or whatever).
* Tim also emphasized something I've heard before, in a way that does make a bit of sense. He asked everyone in the audience, "Who uses Linux?", then asked "Who uses Google?" Then he stated, "It's a trick question. You use Google, you're using Linux."

His point, not a bad one, was a little beyond "The network is the application." It's more "The total of everything connected to the network is the application." An interesting thought.

Posted by Ted Stevko at October 28, 2003 12:35 PM | TrackBack