Ludwig von Reiche "Home Servers" ... are only half of the story

The purported future role of playstations et al. is reasonable, but only half of the truth. With broadband not only reaching "middle class homes", but mobile devices wherever they may be, there will be ever **less** need of home **servers**.

Just as one does not really need a PC to do e-mail today (as web-based mail services have matured), home **servers** will not be required for (multiplayler, online) games, but rather just high quality broadband connections between all sorts of terminal devices to the "real" servers on the web (hosted by all sorts of providers). Plain movies, by the way, are already beginning to be streamed, too, obviating the need for local "home servers" (and possibly getting a handle on IP issues in the process if the business models "get it right").

And finally, the technology for server-based real-time 3D applications and application services is on its way, too, making particularly (photo) realistic applications and application services a reality (long before 2010, by the way).

Posted: 29 September 2005 at 12:19

Doug Vining RE: "Home Servers" ... are only half of th...

Indeed, and I hope it is long before 2010, although I have my doubts. This makes a good case for a WiMAX enabled iPod, with VOIP thrown in - about the only way I can see Apple keeping a share of this market, don't you think?
Posted: 29 September 2005 at 12:37

Kobus Vlok playstation

Posted: 29 September 2005 at 17:27

Doug Vining IBM to make chips for Microsoft too

Posted: 25 October 2005 at 20:41

Doug Vining The Cell Chip's Other Life
BusinessWeek : The excitement over Sony's PlayStation 3 and its superstrength Cell chip is building to a fever pitch. The next-gen console, due out this spring, will draw its power from Cell, essentially a supercomputer ...
Posted: 9 February 2006 at 08:25

Doug Vining Sony Delays PlayStation 3 Six Months

Washington Post - TOKYO -- Sony Corp. said it will delay the launch of its next-generation video game console until November from the spring, even as competition is intensifying with advanced devices from rivals.
Posted: 16 March 2006 at 11:58
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