Thursday, March 08, 2001

Bill Gates in NYC: Building the Future: Microsoft's .Net Vision. ~ by Steve Mintz

Bill Gates spoke before a standing room only audience of Internet technologists and Web developers at New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel on March 8 and presented .Net, Microsoft's solutions for "a new generation of Internet software and services that give consumers and businesses the Web the way they want it - any time, any place and on any device."

The vision for that type of "simple and compelling user experience" is based on the architecture of interoperability succinctly defined by Microsoft rival Sun Microsystems as "the network is the computer". Gates pointed out that the increasing abundance of bandwidth combined with the Moore's Law effect of the doubling of processing power at half the cost every eighteen months has brought us to the point where distributed computing is now ready for prime time.

* Read the rest of the compelling discussion at:
Steve Mintz ~ President/Technical Director - Tehcnology/Systems Advisors, Ltd.