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November 8, 2006

Google Wants to Store All Your Data

CNet quotes Eric Schmidt who says Google's goal is not to beat Microsoft. Google wants to store all your data on their servers, by making it accessible everywhere and more useful.

Google's applications rely on the storage of data on servers in the "cloud," which was the premise of network computing, he said. (...) "Finally, now the architecture works."

"Fundamentally, it's better to keep your money in the bank than in your pocket," Schmidt said, adding that the metaphor could be applied to keeping your software on the server.

According to Wikipedia, "a network computer is a lightweight computer system that operates exclusively via a network connection. As such, it does not have secondary storage such as a hard disk drive – it boots off the network, but runs applications locally, using its own CPU and RAM."

A network connection and a simple browser could replace an important part of your computing experience.


  1. Didn't we get the message a long time ago when Google introduced Gmail? ;P

  2. Isn't one step closer to GoOS? Saving your data on the server, all you need is a cpu and ram, Hmm and GoOS?

  3. After dependency sets in we learn the price of thise sacrifice. What about bandwidth limitations? It will be several years before bandwidth and availability are in place to facilitate this for the masses. If you are running everything from their servers, there will be no high demand applications.

  4. There will be no need for high end applications. Just read 1984. It's just paving the way for the technocracy to come. (careful, some one might read this and think I'm a terrorist. They'll unplug me from the server.)

  5. And that will be ... "Google Operating System" ;-)
    Keep up the good work !

  6. or the google online desktop aka GOD!

  7. I'm think of using this topic as a dissertation, any suggestions ?


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