More thoughts on Google ChromeOS

After reflection, I think we geeks should get fully behind Google OS. Not for us, of course, but for everyone else.  All those people that need our help just to keep a Windows-based computer running could benefit from a much simpler computing experience.  More to the point, our time would be dramatically saved if all the non-geeks used a cloud-based, automatically backup up, never-lose data, no viruses, no complexity, always connected device.

So it’s down to us.  If we can pour the passion that we usually reserve for OS arguments into comvincing non-geeks why everything *they* need can be done online, and that old-fashioned computers were always rubbish at games anyway, maybe, just maybe, we can see our way forward to a windows-free world, where we save so much time NOT fixing our friends and relations computers, that we actually have time to work on cool technologies at home.

After all, we geeks can still use our computers when they are not online.  Can you?

Al Gore in the UK

I just love this quote from Al Gore, speaking today about the lack of political will to tackle climate change.

“We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.”

Take that politicians…

Augmented Reality is here

We’ve read about augmented reality (virtual reality overlaid on real life). Now with the combination of the iphone GS camera, GPS, tilt sensor and compass we can try it for ourselves…

…and with the camera showing what’s in front of us we won’t even bump into things, which is my usual complaint against mobile video.

This is seriously cool.