Morgan Stanley has issued a set of reports asserting that the mobile internet will be much bigger than the desktop internet: "Regarding pace of change, we believe more users will likely connect to the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs within 5 years." There are five converging trends: 3G, social networking, video, …
do you know what, I'm not quite sure, that I'm ready to listen to any advice/utterings from one of the companies that just so nearly plunged the world to the financial abyss. Still I'm sure that the $999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 bonus this guy has just got will lead him to regard my thoughts on the matter with equal contempt.
My Visa has been versa for several years now.
So what about management of all that 'petabyte-class' storage? Is a conventional filesystem really going to suffice? I would think some sort of DB FS or warehouse would be required to support this many users and this much data.
Connected but not in constant use.
I have smartphone in my pocket that is connected to the Internet most of the day (I don't often use 3G, preferring free WLAN). However, whilst it is connected to the Internet, it also remains in my pocket most of the day - where I have the choice, I use a desktop or notebook (except for VoIP). I can use the phone for browsing, IM, etc. - but it is so much easier with sensibly sized screen and keyboard.
I know a substantial number of people who have smartphones (because that's what their mobile operator gave them) but actually use them as regular phones, never once using them to connect to the Internet.
It reminds me of Wall E
People waiting for the bus are all punching away at their phones. Whilst one the bus or train people get the desire to call someone and engage them in a long conversation.
Not wanting to disturb my friends/family at every opportunity I surf youTube to pass the time. I can also check my yahoo mail and ebay. I'm sure I will also get to uploading youTube videos on the go as well.
I think the speculation is spot on, just give people a bit of time to adapt to the technology.
Morgan Stanley advising on technology? Dog advising on colour selection comes to mind.
Video is the global/ wide-appeal killer app in any way shape or form, be it streaming download or two-way interactive. Backend petabyte storage depends on if you are creating or just downloading. Want to blitz the internet pipe and swamp the ISPs? Change all laptops to MID-status...
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