Sunday, October 16, 2005

Virtual Development:
It's the last item I want to focus on. The desktop. This is the context where developers assume sole ownership. That is no longer true. Corporations do not like the PC. More accurately, they like them when they solve problems and not when they cause them. And they are beginning to cause lots of problems, from security, price, management overhead and their downright complexity. Thin clients are becoming more popular. They share resources to simplify the environment and reduce costs. I expect IT's question of "tell me why you need a thin client" will slowly be replaced by the "tell me why you can't use a thin client". Many of you know that I think this is inevitable (and I admit I may be a loon).

(Via Sun Bloggers.)