This world wide web wave thing could be a real game changer…

Monday, 1 August, 2011

In a 1995 memo titled “The Internet Tidal Wave”, Bill Gates tells Microsoft executives that the internet, which he then considered to be the the most important technological development since the personal computer in 1981, is to become the company’s primary focus.

One scary possibility being discussed by Internet fans is whether they should get together and create something far less expensive than a PC which is powerful enough for Web browsing. This new platform would optimize for the datatypes on the Web. Gordon Bell and others approached Intel on this and decided Intel didn’t care about a low cost device so they started suggesting that General Magic or another operating system with a non-Intel chip is the best solution.

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