Friday, October 31, 2003

Hive Computing

PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column

Cool quote:
With the idea of convergence in mind, let's think of what we could do with a hive. For one thing, we could put a node on every desk, but instead of being limited to the power of your PC, we could have demand ebb and flow such that you could do computational fluid dynamic modeling on your desktop as easily as you could surf the web. Hives could be cheap adjuncts to Big Iron, or they could replace mainframes completely. A hive is a network, so why not replace all those Cisco routers with hive nodes that happened to route as needed? Same for wireless links. A wireless mesh hive is very interesting. And there is no reason why we couldn't link hives together until the whole net was just an ocean of computing-on-demand. Then every school could effectively have a supercomputer, even the high schools.

Monday, October 20, 2003


This is a neat idea!


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Guardian Unlimited | Online | Treasure i-land

Guardian Unlimited | Online | Treasure i-land: "Similar to its award-winning radio player which lets internet users listen to shows such as the Today programme at 6pm rather than 6am,the IMP will enable viewers to record programmes 'Tivo style ' on the hard disks in their computers or set-top boxes."

I suspect that works on an actual radio, so won't be of much use to me, but I'm gonna go find out...

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Now Hear This, Quickly

Now Hear This, Quickly

Any implications for distance ed, or minidisc users?