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The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing?
Imagine... a world where your next personal computing device is the last one that you would ever need to buy. Where you would never need to worry about operating systems, software patches, or viruses. Where you always had enough processing power, memory, storage, and top-of-the-line graphics. Where you could access all of the very best software applications, regardless of ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published January 28th 2015 by Troubador Publishing
(first published January 1st 2015)
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The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? by T. Gilling (ISBN: 9781784620813) is a very interesting non-fiction book that presents a singular vision of the future in which all personal computing functionality has been moved to the data centre and all our personal computers have become thin clients (dumb terminals). This non-fiction book contains a LOT of technically-oriented information. The book's language is generally easy to understand but it is rather technical in places. ...more
The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? contains some radical concepts. This book could literally turn the business models of the established smart-device giants, like Apple and Samsung, on their very heads. The devices that such manufacturers currently use to differentiate their various business offerings will no longer be of any real importance. Only the on-line services that those devices are used to access will be of importance. The devices themselves will become greatly simplifie ...more
Perhaps it is just me, I am not what you would call a 'technology professional' but I do like my gadgets (DVD player, laptop, PlayStation, smartphone, tablet, etc), and I use a computer all day at work, but I really found this book to be very hard work. It is more like a technical reference book, something that you briefly refer to, to get answers, rather than something that you would read from start to finish, although maybe if you were a 'proper' technology professional you would read this, fr ...more
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