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Wondering if the death of Google reader

2013-03-15 18:51:14.271707+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Wondering if the death of Google reader and impacts of migrating elsewhere will negatively impact the entire notion of Software As A Service

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 19:14:48.564983+00 by: Jack William Bell

I certainly hope so.

Why is it that every good idea is seized upon by ideologues and promoted as the answer to everything? Usually that good idea is a very good answer for a few things, an acceptable answer for some things, and a crap answer for everything else.

There's a blog post in that somewhere, methinks.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 21:37:33.119732+00 by: Dan Lyke

The more I think about this, the more I believe that there's a new model of software in here wanting to get out.

We have all of these devices, from smart phone to tablet to desktop software, that have a moderately consistent development environment: The browser. We beginning to have devices that use that environment, e.g. NAS boxes which come with MediaWiki and other web accessible software installed, home automation tools.

Maybe the future of home software is little servers you can plug in to your home network... Cheap enough that when they become virus infected you can send them off for re-education refurbishment, or discard them...

It's a way to re-invigorate the hardware market, for the software producers to regain control over their code....


#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 22:51:00.500037+00 by: Jack William Bell

Dave Winer talked about this model nearly fifteen years ago. He called it 'fractional horsepower web servers'.

Also, see this essay of mine: http://www.jackwilliambell.com/?p=31

And this essay, which discusses the security dangers of cloud computing: http://www.jackwilliambell.com/?p=134

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 23:22:26.529496+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, I have "Cloud-To-Butt" installed, and had a moment of WTF?ery on reading Security and the Cloud... Giggle.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-15 23:27:00.404331+00 by: Jack William Bell