Monday 27 October 2008

Time for a change...

Imagine if every "change" to any computer was completely automated and optionally shared for a community to try...

From the moment a new computing device is turned on, all software is deployed in a precise and pre-tested manor.

Some side affects:

  • Easily repeatable (and therefore testable) computing.
  • No manual error.
  • Self documenting and sharable configurations.

I guess it's not completely new - we have "more" reliable computing with fully automated changes from "closed" computing systems like TV set-top boxes (cable / satellite) and of coarse more recently the iPhone!

I have some ideas about how this can be achieved for commodity computing without the "lock in" of existing platforms...