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Re: Semantic Computing Devices

From: Colin <colin@zebrana.net>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 10:32:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKGUnvcfeJRXxATpdN8fw3QwxSgUJMiqhyrQ1qG9YuLLRwamtQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Hello Milton,

I am myself an Android phone user, and though I'm not a developer, I had
taken for granted that the Android platform enabled the creation of highly
connected applications, through 3G/4G or Wifi, using HTTP.

The application can be coded in some kind of Java or even HTML5/CSS3.

In short, could you please explain further "tablets and smart phones are
not suitable for a wide array of software development and ICT specialized
services."?

Thanks,
Colin

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <
metadataportals@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Based on recent developments in the consumer markets in terms of sales of
> computing devices tablets are now outselling netbook, notebook and desktop
> computers combined.
>
> Unfortunately tablets and smart phones are not suitable for a wide array
> of software development and ICT specialized services.
>
> And because of the pricing of smart phones and tablets, these devices
> threaten to widen the gap between the digital have and have-nots in our
> world today and make the access to the internet even less attainable for
> the majority of countries in the developing world.
>
> Because of the increasing role of cloud computing, the internet of things
> and mobile platforms and computing IMHO I think it is necessary to define
> some class of semantic computing devices for use with cloud services,
> mobile platforms and the industrial internet (internet of things).
>
> Already in Latin America and the Caribbean netbook and notebook computers
> are becoming scarce and the models now available have climbed back in
> pricing to levels comparable to those of 2002-2003.
>
> This is NOT a favorable development.
>
> Any ICT specialist, software developer or scientist will concur that
> tablets and smart phones are useful but not up to grade for specialized
> tasks.
>
> Anyone out there willing to help flesh out and define the next wave of
> computing devices that we will need based on what we do as specialists and
> also consumers in general need instead of what tablet manufacturers want us
> to buy?
>
> By naming these new wave semantic computing devices we will be emphasizing
> the need for them to incorporate plugin capabilities for big data, linked
> data and semantic technologies.
>
> Since Apple has lost its innovative drive, maybe it is time to propose
> some new ideas from the end-users perspective.
>
> Milton Ponson
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