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Old Failed Ideas

March 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Just because an idea didn’t work at a point in time does not mean it was a bad idea. There are multiple reasons for something failing – and one of them could be that the environment was just not right, and not that the ideas itself was flawed.

I say this in the context of an idea I used to write about a lot 5-6 years ago — server-centric computing. Now, it goes by the much trendier name of ‘cloud computing.’ I think it is an idea whose time may be coming in the Indian context — thin clients, combined with clouds (either on the LAN or on the Internet).

For me, the blog serves as a good memory of many ideas that have not worked. Some I have given up on; others I hope to revive at the right time!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 iptiam (iPad, Therefore I am) // Mar 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    The best thing I’ve read today 🙂

  • 2 BG Mahesh // Mar 25, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Opensource Cloud has been gaining popularity. See http://open.eucalyptus.com/

  • 3 kasi // Mar 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    That is one hell of an idea … but to work in Indian scenario the broad band (never was broad) killed it.

    I liked it very much when I read about it (novatium) 6-7-years back… but i felt
    “this guy is too greedy…wants to own the entire Indian Personal (computer)”….


  • 4 Amit Soni // May 11, 2011 at 1:16 am

    One more

    I just come know that JPMC (US) is planning to migrate to thin client concept (http://www.vdiblaster.com/) which is similar to emrgic which i used 6 years back.

    The difference i find is
    1. emergic is on Linux and VDI is on Windows
    2. you can connect to thick server not only from thin client but from any remote PC/Laptop.

    – Amit Soni

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