Saturday, November 14, 2009

Google Chrome OS

I have just finished reading an article about the new Chrome OS  --here--

More important than the article are the posted comments. Reading comments like these are how I keep in touch with what the general population thinks about a topic. That said, I really hope that the Google Chrome OS is as innovative and game changing as some speculate.

What drives me crazy is those persons that speak with authority on the topic. The fact of the matter is, intentionally or not, Google has provided little enough information about their new toy to us, that we are making assumptions about it, this is a great way to create hype about the product, I know I am as interested as ever to see what Google has concocted.

The problem that is happening is that these self proclaimed experts are getting into arguments with other self proclaimed experts. More than this, regular Joe may comment about how cloud computing scares him, and the 'experts' are all over him for not getting the point.

I am having a really hard time not providing a write up about what I think the Chrome OS is all about and how it will make my life better / worse. But I just don't know, so I'll keep my mouth shut.

After all of my complaining I will admit that a number of the comments were informative and deserve credit for individuality, innovation and market intelligence, but those people are still not Google employees and until the release sometime next week, only employees know what we should expect.

So, all of you 'experts', as much as I respect your views, please stop picking on each other; more importantly, stop picking on the little guys.

As a VB.NET developer, I am worried about the future of my profession. But instead of losing sleep over how the Chrome OS is going to ruin my day, I am going to do what I should have in the first place: re-focus on web development and Google API's.

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