Tuesday 8 January 2013

Where Computing Lives

It's hardly an original thought, but it's interesting to me that the location of a majority of someone's computing power has moved from their personally controlled space to datacentres. It's allowing companies to do some extraordinary data processing, but just surface the results to the user.

To prove my case, I cite Google Now. Which is awesome, in the traditional meaning of the word. Now, if I could just make it stop accurately telling me that it's time to "head home" and then highlight a nearby pub.

The other thought that occurs to me is that the constraining factor on someone's ability to utilise computational resources is going to become wireless bandwidth. I wonder whether there's a Moore's Law for that....