Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mac OS X talk by Jordan Hubbard

Jordan is Apple's Unix guru. He gave a recent talk about OS X past, present and future and touched on the iPhone and mobile computing near the end:
  • Ubiquitous computing is not “coming”, it is
    already HERE
  • Small devices under increasing pressure to
    become “micro” devices (active badges,
    bluetooth headsets, cerebral implants, etc)
  • Start thinking in terms of milliwatts, not just
    watts, because your power budget is
There's a longer overview at The Apple Core. Slides from the presentation are at (Note: the mysterious acronym LWMLAF stands for "Level Windows Makes Laughable Attempts at Following".)

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