Fourth Age of Computing
David Beisel writes:
I would put forth that the “fourth age of computing” … is going on a different platform – a mobile-based one – and from this perspective, Google has anything but a dominant position. While the vision of many in the industry is for “one web” in which “the same information and services available to users irrespective of the device they are using,” the road towards this point will be a long and winding (uncertain) one. There are too many interested constituents in the value chain with real power (like the domestic carriers and handset manufacturers) for the battle for dominance over mobile applications to be already won by the likes of Google.