[TUHS] X and NeWS history (long)

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Wed Sep 13 12:06:28 AEST 2017


On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:56:26AM +0000, ron minnich wrote:
> Why does a phone need it? That's the determinant.
       
Apple and Google spend a hell of a lot of time syncing everyone's data
between phones, tablets, computers, surveillance platforms, and the
like.  Microsoft is making a lot of noise about jamming your phone into
your computer to do things in a consistent manner.  They call it
'convergence.'
       
In 2009 I could just ssh into my phone and launch its messaging program
from my desktop.  It worked the other way, too -- I could log into my
workstation from my phone.  We lost that when iOS and Android destroyed
all the competition.  
       
khm



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