Saturday, August 26, 2006
Spent a pleasant couple of hours learning more about on-line computing from Keith Wallace, one of the partners behind Lin-Lin computing based in The Hague. Although many have tried in the past, the concept of the "network is the computer" hasn't taken off so far partly because of price. But many public organisations want to give members of the public cheap access to the web, make it simple for them, and at the same time concentrate their minds on doing work, not surfing the web for pictures (!). The box on the table has no hard-disk, the programs are on a 2GB flash disk inside the box on the table - and there's no noise because it has no fan. Great to see a genuine start-up with bags of good ideas.