Gone are the 90’s days when the whole computing world relied on desktop centric machines to manage and store their content. The field fast changed, content moved slowly moved from hard disks to remote servers with the advent of internet. And last couple of years it just got better, web 2.0 did the next thing the decentralization of content hosting and by ensuring the stiff competition the users simply kept getting smarter and better internet applications. Users began to host all their information, documents, pictures etc at various places. Good for us, one could not just access but also share them from everywhere, but within the realm of a traditional computer or a slightly better a wi-fi powered laptop.
But the problem still remained the same, How do you control and manage all the widely scattered content with as much ease as a desktop? This is something which i have been pondering over for quite sometime.
People now are using more wireless devices than ever, they need their stuff on them too. Slowly phones are turning out to be peoples primary computing devices for simple things like e-mail, photos etc. (know iPods and Berrys). So it is decided that phones are the new desktops. Microsoft won the first round on computer age, the second round was rounded up by Google and others in the Internet age. The battle for the Mobile OS, Mobile Devices and Applications is still on. Surprisingly Apple seems to lead the show with just one device at helm. Interesting to see where all of it leads to.