The lazy - who want to use the internet like a washing machine and aren't in the least interested in how it works
But isn't that exactly what Apple has been all about for over three years now? And also what Microsoft and Ubuntu are frantically scrambling to copy and catch up to?
Everybody with any real power is pushing for closed ecosystems, proprietary (or industry coalition approved) standards, tighter regulation and access restrictions, and full-time monitoring of any and all activity while using these devices.
If all goes according to plan, there won't be a general purpose personal computer in the future. I'm guessing they will be gone in about ten years time. Maybe twenty years tops. PCs will be replaced by a lovely, polished and glitzy (but totally locked-down) appliance that requires a subscription to a data plan to use.
A washing machine, Carol? I think you're being much too modest.
That would still require some
intelligence to use. How about a couch potato's TV set? That seems to be the paradigm they're striving towards.
And once they tweak Siri and others of like ilk a bit more they'll even have the git's long suffering wife
metaphor just in case the idiot wants to buy
something. ("Honey? My back hurts. Can you fetch me another pint since you're already up?"
Holy Buddha? I am really
starting to hate everything
about the online and computer world lately.
Bloody! Why do I keep doing this to myself?
Time for a rant! (Why should Renegade have all the fun!)
Ok...let's rhumba! (dah-dah-dah-dah-dah - DA!