Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What the heck is an Apperating System?

In the  beginning there was DOS.  And a hush fell over the firmament.  Intel and Motorola were so happy.  They finally had a way to bring their chips to life.

And soon came the Apple II and TRS-80 Model 1 and the Commodore 64.  People were curious and also Happy.  Christmas abounded with cyber toys for adults, not kids.

And then came Atari and the kids were happy, but not Motorola or Intel or Apple or Radio Shack (who?).

As each of these early players in the development of early technology will attest, nothing ever held still for very long.  The Wintel alliance - that symbiotic relationship between Intel and Microsoft Corporations - kept things in check with Moore's law predicting that new technology - with the hand in hand advances of hardware and operating system would assure change in product every 18 months.

And then came Qualcomm and Palm and RIM and a bunch of rebels who miniaturized the hardware and created their own proprietary operating systems for phones for heavens sake.

And now we have Apperating Systems - the natural evolution of what has happened with technology in the past 40 years or so.

The best examples are contained in the following IMPORTANT article in Wired, Kindle Fire and the new Facebook phone.

Who woulda guessed that this would be where we'd be today.  WOW!

Move Over, Apple and Google: 'Apperating' Systems Are Taking Over Your Phones - Innovation Insights

Thanks to Wired
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