• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 20:11:22 -0500


> The inhibitor to Java based apps on thin
> clients has been the time it takes to download the Java code, browser, or
> whatever else you need to download, and the resulting sluggishness of the
> application.
Nonsense! What Java applications? What Java app exists today to rationally
take the place of MS Office? The thin client model where Java does
everything at the desktop, the thin client model that Dr. Frank so wildly
went off the deep end about in 1996, is hardly any closer to reality today
than it was then.

> A lot of IBM's larger users don't seem to think they are dead either -
> have been a number of large orders recently.
Betcha a hundred bucks most are buying then as a replacement for dumb
terminals that can run a browser!


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