the internet is tomorrow’s operating system. services and data will increasingly migrate to the cloud; real-time rendering will follow. but client-side hardware isn’t dead yet. it’ll be around until and unless we lick network latency for high-performance applications (digital content production, 3D graphics, etc.).
therefore, oracle’s seemingly antique vision of a thin-client world is on the horizon—but later in time and by means of unforeseen agents. how ironic that oracle bought sun. the network [really] is [half] the computer. i’m going to call oracle’s vision a “transdiction,” a prediction that is fulfilled in an unforeseen way.