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Thursday, January 02, 2020

Cloud Computing - The Future of Software - 1

Let us imagine an apartment block of Pensioners, Kids, White Collar Workers and Non-Tech Managers. They need to use mail, create and print some docs, use social tools for family and friends. They have less tech abilities, they can use the buttons or wizards. They will not venture into the menu or settings. These are the Real Consumer user base .


Cloud Computing - The Home Cloud
Cloud Computing - The Home Cloud

Anybody who has setup windows or linux computers for them will know that for every issue, they need assistance. Then the installation, updates, learning new software and security issues keeps many from using anything other than a few games and checking mail. Only the Tech Savvy or trained personnel, are able to use the full capabilities of the computer and the applications.

Computing for Web and Web for Computing

The Desktop Computer also called IBM Compatible PC and the Later Laptop/Notebook as SMD and CMOS technology developed. These both computer configurations formed as computing evolved with electronics manufacturing technologies. Networking and Web came a bit later.

Computers developed more for data processing. Then came the Internet, with it came a new purpose for the computer.

Peek into the Future beyond 2020

Computing for Web and Web for Computing

Now a new age, low energy age. All Electronics has to be frugal in resource usage. Hardware very light, Software must be Network Friendly, Client server type. Solutions cost-effective, consumer friendly.

HandHeld Green Cloud Computing

There is only one Green computing, That is HandHeld Client Terminal on a Remote Web-OS. Web Applications, Netbooks, Tablets are moving towards that Direction.

The Tablet in HandHeld Computing

Here are some snippets of mine in various blog posts from 2002 to now. to emphasize what is in my mind.

HandHeld Green Cloud Computing

Once i saw that many computers in organization were turned on most of the time, and hardly being used actively for more than 3-4 hours a day. Some times it was just a visual console. In another place, something i saw which got me worried, many computers were on, some were sending Yahoo Greetings, some were using email or chat and others were just on the Net. no desktop computing.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Software becomes Hardware or Cloud OS

What if Operating-System OS Software was a Hardware data like a Gramophone Plate or CDROM. Let us assume the OS is given on a ROM Cartridge. Updates are mailed as New Replaceable Plugin Cartridges. Just Plug out Old OS and Plugin New.

Linux Cloud Distro - Tux in the Cloud.

Then where is the Term "Security Issues". It becomes Obsolete, Antiquated for the rest of this Creative Life Cycle of Planet Earth.

Wireless Handheld Multimedia Computers

The Average home user or a majority of mankind have trouble even when operating a TV remote control. Things are not as simple as a Water Tap or a Toggle Switch. An Easy to use Handheld is more important than any technology or features that may be available for that. Ergonomics, Utility or Application, Quality and Cost are the basic requirements of the consumer.

Wireless Handheld Multimedia Computers

A Handheld gadget for the masses, needs to be a Entertainer and Communicator. It has to be wireless and should at least get into a Coat Inner pocket or Small Bag. It is a Duarble Consumer Electronics Product, comparable to the first Popular Tape Recorders from Philips or Grundig.

Biotech Nanotech and 12G

Convergence Of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and 12-G Mobile Cellphoney. (this is a work of pure tech fiction by delabs written around the year 2000)

This post was first put in a blog powered by pMachine in 2001 or earlier, may have given the inspiration for the Android Brand.

This is a revolution of sorts. The final triumph of man over nature. The solution to the globalization standoff.

Android Brand.

Here I describe a small DIY (Do It Yourself) CBNM (Convergence Of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and 12-G Mobile Cellphony.).

Monday, October 07, 2019

Gadgets as Visual Interface for Process Control

Here is is gadget GUI for Industrial Process control, WebApps. The buttons make a sound and Light up internal LED lamps. Power On-Off control, Digital Timer; Start, Reset Scroll and Select are the controls.

An Image ScreenShot is here.

Digital Timer Gadget Visual Interface

I will first make some simple examples with this UI. Then i will try to interface the javascript with PHP-MYSQL Application. I am just Thinking Loud. This makes a Globally Distributed Process Control Possible. :~) . You can Use html-js-php-msql. You can use ajax-python-perl too.

Digital Timer Gadget Visual Interface

But for now, back to earth, I will just complete some more simple tutorial gadgets. This Idea of mine is Open Source, please keep it that way.

Costing of EE Products

This is a Crude Costing Formulae based on my Ideas which is called "Gut-Feel Thumb-Rule Methodology." Even Though i am probably the only follower of this popular System, I am sure it is worth a casual Look.

Costing of EE Products

RM - Raw Material Cost         SP - Selling Price to Distributor

Reserves are for Dry days, Employee Fund is to reduce Attrition and Layoff. I was costing the products as a Proprietor, Managing Director and as an R&D Engineer too.

This post is just to enlighten you of the intricacies involved. It is merely the Tip of the IceBerg. You will need a Spreadsheet and lot of foresight and hindsight to make a practical costing.

Management Methodology 

This rule is for products made in good numbers. Large scale production costs may go down. Custom designed products made in small numbers the price may double. The cost of Engineering and IP has not been taken to consideration. It has been covered by a 10% Research Cost.

All this assuming we make products of reasonable quality and reliability. Build a reputation by good customer service when the product fails. So this will add into the cost depending upon the organization.

The grey areas in this costing are "Sourcing quality Raw Materials and Parts". Designing and Engineering "Reliable and Robust Products" . Customer Support at site or field may be expensive and warranty too.

Better to be Honest, Transparent and build a Brand Reputation for a Long Term company Success.

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