Thank you Eric Schmidt for taking me down memory lane, to the heyday of another bubble, in another century. Today, at the launch of OS — a new operating system for web-centric computing — Schmidt talked about 1997 when he (then at Sun Microsystems) and Larry Ellison and everyone else talked about the idea of a network computer. Network computer , at the time, was defined as a stripped-down machine, with little or no moving parts, cheap processors and ample bandwidth to compute over the network. It was a computing equivalent of Silicon Valley’s Moby Dick.

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The Network Computer Arrives…Finally!