The Software-free Computer

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Release 1.0 has placed article by Rafe Needleman:

The idea of software as a service has been around for years. The first business computer terminals, of course, had no application software on them at all – they were service clients, “dumb terminals” driven completely by applications running on mainframes. The current computing model for productivity software is the exact opposite of this: Applications run on powerful local machines, and don’t rely on network resources to function. The model has started to shift back…sort of.

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