Dare Obasanjo speculates in the context of Google: “A friend of mine, Justin, had an interesting idea at dinner yesterday. What if Google ends up building the network computer? They can give users the storage space and reliability to run place all their data online. They can mimic the major desktop applications users interact with daily by using Web technologies. This sounds far fetched but then again, I’d have never imagined I’d see a free email service that gave 1GB of free email.”
This is what we want to do in Emergic – for people in emerging markets who cannot afford access to expensive thick desktops.
There is a follow-on post by Dare Obasanjo which has a longer discussion on what Google is planning to build.