[kwlug-disc] Private Cloud

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Thu Jan 19 13:57:15 EST 2012

Hmm... here is something that may tie in with RIM thread.  RIM can sell hardware terminal, and VMware can sell something to connect to.  "Thin-client" thing have been around, either as dedicated X-terminal or converted PC.  Didn't get any traction, because X-terminal was crazy expensive, and nobody is going to convert working PC into dumb terminal.  But, who knows this time around...



> From: "jvj at golden.net" <jvj at golden.net>
>To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org> 
>Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:20:51 PM
>Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Private Cloud
>My 2c.
>For those of us who recall working with the 3-sickly of mainframe fame, I see the 'cloud' as a sort of return to mainframe style of hosted apps and storage and 'dumb' terminals with the latter being the users' PCs.
>The users' PC would be 'tethered' to the host cloud either through the 'net (incl WiFi). The cloud-hosted apps could have optional access to local storage.
>There should be no need to return to punched cards though.
>All kidding aside: William mentioned collaboration with the mention of the 'same document'. This could be the 'killer app' w/cloud computing.
>On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:08:22 -0800 (PST), William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> I don't think people know what is "cloud" exactly.  I personally don't.
>> Is it Web enabled app like Google app?  Is it distributed storage?
>> Is it some sort of network mount?  Or, is it an Office app which allow
>> many people to work on the same document?
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