Posts for Tag: questions

Thoughts on writing

Sometimes i wonder why anyone enjoys writing at all.

As if my mind was not confusing enough, with all the absurd and senseless thoughts that run through my head all day long. Why the hell would i want to write any of that on paper? For later to recall, as the famous Portuguese ad went? I know i will "later" laugh while reading all of it but that can't be the only purpose? To organize chaos? To try to motivate myself to write, so i don't lose the skill? To not allow my calligraphy to completely die on me? To try to keep some grammatical capacity i might still possess?

It is definitely not to burn time! Between work, computer games, playing guitar or drums, practice martial arts, and so many other possible occupations, i can think of better choices to spend it.

Then why? Is there a goal? Just good for the soul? :)

Will operating systems become user interface agnostic?

After reading a post in PCPro.co.uk, about the dual core ARM phone that can run both Android and Ubuntu at the same time, i can't help being excited about the possibilities that the near future holds for us, mobile-wise.

I'm pretty sure that - at some point in time - we will not need laptops or desktop computers anymore; we can just go around with our tablets and/or phones and - when we need more screen space to work - just plug it into an external setup (screen, mouse, keyboard) and hack away.

Which brings me to think that the next versions of mobile operating systems will become more and more full fledged operating systems as we traditionally think of them on the desktop. Sure, right now they are being tailored to suit touch screen interfaces (tablets, phones), but i think we might get to a point where they will have to become user interface agnostic, to allow this type of hybrid behavior.