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The STREAM TONEImagine 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 their platform Where you had a constant connection to all your favourite digital services and your battery lasted for days perhaps even weeks of full on use Sounds good doesn't 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

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? is a 408 page academically oriented non fiction book that explores in some technical detail what might be reuired to make a comprehensive move to this exciting new world and the many benefits that move could bring This book not only attempts to make a thorough evaluation of the technology ecosystem that will be reuired to create this future but also considers many of the implications of such a move Along the way it also discusses a wide range of currently available technologies and how they could possibly be used to enable this futu 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 simplified totally standardized very durable and incredibly cheap such that they can be easily afforded by everyone everywhere Any differences that do exist between the offerings from the different device manufacturers will be subtle and cosmetic only such as case color shape or construction materials as all internals will be identical Any manufacturer that is not able to make the switch from producing devices to providing on line services is likely to face a most challenging future because standardized devices are best produced in massive volumes by the innumerable nameless OEMs of Asia and not the household names of today's technology giants The on line services that will be accessed by these new devices will be provided by a myriad of highly energy efficient cloud computing based digital services often on a subscription basis The telecommunications services that will be used to deliver such services will need to be highly affordable high bandwidth low latency highly reliable and ubiuitously available everything that fifth generation mobile communications 5G promises to offer over the coming years What is very clear from this book is that the way personal computing is currently designed and operated is not necessarily the way that it will always be designed and operated The world of personal computing is in constant flux and the future presented in this book is in my opinion a very real possibility because in many ways this is a path that we are already on even though most people will not have realized it yet Better telecommunications and cloud computing are the two key enabling technologies that this future needs the first is coming with 5G and the second is pretty much here already

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read doc õ The STREAM TONE ☆ Paperback ¶ 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 It? Well this is the world of the Stream Tone A world that does not exist in some far off future; this could be figuratively speaking our world a mere five minutes from now All that is needed to make it a reality is the creative convergence of certain technologies that are already available and in use todayPersonal computing is changing from an old world of local services provided by local devices to a new world of remote Web based services provided by cloud computing based data centres The STREAM TONE The Future of Personal Computing The STREAM TONE The Future of Personal Computing? ISBN 9781784620813 is a book about techno change that contains in my opinion some rather unconventional radicalodddifferent? ideas about the future of personal computing that some people might find a little controversial particularly those that are content with our current techno world and really do not want to see it change in any significant way shape or form I think it is pretty much undeniable that cloud computing based data centres are now the most resource efficient places to perform nearly all of our data processing activities certainly at scale and that Fifth Generation Mobile Communications 5G and beyond will permit us to remotely access pretty much all the digital functionalities that we currently obtain from our local personal computing devices desktops laptops smartphones tablets etc from those data centres at some point in the very near future 5 10 years So whilst the Stream Tone concept described in this book might seem at first glance to be rather odd old fashioned and maybe even wrong headed it is actually not In fact very much not Whether or not we will actually call this particular future technology the Stream Tone as the author suggests is debatable What is not debatable however is that most if not all of the future described in this book is definitely coming whether we like it or not I think this book is way ahead of its time and that the author has managed to mentally jump forward along our timeline to the point in the future when our personal computing devices are finally cheap simple standardised and unchanging tools The point when we no longer need to buy a new device every 2 years or have to be directly concerned with operating systems applications patches or viruses This book describes the point in time when the personal computing devices in our hands and pockets are just unimportant tools for accessing our digital world This is exactly where we need to get to because ultimately it is not devices that are important it is information and services that are important Obviously this line of thinking is going to be unpopular with the proponents of current personal computing devices operating systems and applications ie the techno establishment and the techno fans For such people I would guess that the future is probably going to be a very unhappy place because much if not all of the complexity associated with localised personal computing that they know and love is going to go away or at the very least become someone else's problem SEP This book is not perfect but then again which book is hence the fact that I have given it 4 stars instead of the 5 which it probably deserves It is a long book at 408 pages and much like a techno encyclopedia in places which made it a somewhat laborious book to read all the way through Although having said that the encyclopedia like sections were if I'm honest generally interesting and educational but still very long at over 200 pages On the whole I liked this book a lot I liked its message; a better techno future for everyone everywhere It was hopeful if not a little naive For those interested in the future of personal computing I personally think it is an essential read that brings many interesting ideas to the table You may not like or agree with all those ideas I certainly didn't but there is no denying that they are on the whole very interesting ideas I strongly suspect that for many readers this book will be like Marmite they will either love it or hate it with nothing in between This is an academically oriented non fiction book; it is not light reading