Apologies for the long period with no updates. I'll be bringing back this blog with a fresh look and more new exciting and original topics soon. I wanted to get this article out without further delay though because it captures an important and timely idea that has been missed by the tech news sites... again.
Convergence is not about a unified computing experience across all your devices. Although that's an important goal, convergence is more about that point in time where your philosophy that technology should respect people converges with that of a group or company that believes the same.
Recently, my friend Wayne (who's a long-time Ubuntu Vancouverite) pointed out his thoughts on Ubuntu's convergence announcement.
Here's a teaser from Wayne's blog:
- "... it became even more apparent to me that the ‘battle for the operating system’ will eventually be won by Ubuntu in numbers (it is already won in principle)"
- "You see, Ubuntu cares about you, because it’s built by people who care about things other than shareholders’ dividends."
Please read Wayne's full article here. http://wayneoutthere.com/race-or-marathon-to-convergence/ It's a quick read and will make you say "Hmmm..."
Like Wayne, I hope you will reject those in the tech industry that insist on keeping you focused on what's unimportant. It's *never* about widget this, or kernel that.
It's about the agenda that is behind the technology.
The friendly folks who make Ubuntu are charting a course in computing that respects people. The Ubuntu Tablet is another way to deliver that goal. That's the real news.
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