People forget that speed and latency are not related. Solving latency on
networked apps is tricky.
There will always be a place for Desktop apps (local apps on your
computer I mean)
On 10/04/2019 22:53, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
Paul Dupuis wrote:
> Of course this may all be a mute point if you believe the "industry
> analysts" that say that 5G networks will kill the market for local
> applications whether for iOS, Android, or desktop OSes and finally web
> app will be fast enough :-)
All networks can get faster, but I'm with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in
not holding my breath for 5G to be anything close to the magic pony
marketers are playing it up to be:
"5G or faux G?: Forget all those stories of 20 Gbps speeds and 1
millisecond latency. 5G will never deliver performance like that — and
anyway its time is still years away for most of us most of the time."
EFF has a similar view:
"Enough of the 5G Hype"
...and an alternative infrastructure proposal that will benefit
existing devices as well as the someday-soon-no-really 5G access points:
"The U.S. Desperately Needs a 'Fiber for All' Plan"
With or without infrastructure improvements, I expect mobile to remain
a steady growth segment. But by "steady" I mean only slightly more
than half of Internet traffic, with laptops being most of the remainder.
If Job's metaphor of the "post-PC" era means phones are cars and
laptops are trucks, observe that the most popular auto form factor in
the US is the SUV - effectively, a truck. :)
We're now a decade into the "post-PC" era, and Apple stills sells
Macs. Lots of them. More than iPads, which have leveled off to
It's not just developers who need full computers. It's everyone who
isn't just a grazer: every artist, every writer, everyone making
presentations. Nearly everyone. You can do those things on a phone,
just not as well. With your thumbs.
For all the articles about the so-called "post-PC" era, I doubt any
were typed with thumbs on a phone.
If only those writers could observe themselves as they work....
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