Re: WebOs - Perl Question
- From: "E.D.G." <edgrsprj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:52:53 -0500
"Sherm Pendley" <sherm.pendley@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:m2sjqtn442.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
No. They're not shipping yet. A couple of ship dates have come and gone,
and the latest target is July 17th.
July 17, 2011 is not that far away if they can maintain that shipping date. And the history of computers should, I feel, have taught companies that it is better to delay a release date than start shipping a product that might have some flaws that could get customers upset.
Also, I would expect that HP might be thinking that they needed to let people know that a TouchPad computer was going to become available so that their regular customers did not migrate to some other company just to get one. These types of computers look like they should be fairly popular, especially the type that HP is reportedly offering as it appears that it is supposed to be able to effectively and easily interface with a cell telephone they are marketing.
So, where are computers in general (and their programs) heading? They seem to keep changing all the time.
As a part-time inventor who has been working with computers for many years I believe that I might have a fairly good idea regarding what the "ultimate" computer could look like and what it will do. Such a computer could be built today. The basic technology already exists. But the final product is probably several generations more advanced than existing computers and their operating systems.
By "ultimate" I mean the most sophisticated type of computer that could be built before the next major step which would involve actually creating computers that are intended to be parts of our biological systems.
The thought of having computers merged into our biological systems would probably be a little frightening to many people (including me). However, I feel that this is something that is going to have to be done to at least a limited extent so that certain types of medical problems such as diabetes can be managed. An internal computer could monitor blood sugar levels and when necessary, automatically dispense some compound that would keep the sugar levels in a safe range. Medical researchers are I understand already working on that type of computer. I don't know what its present status might be. But I would not be surprised to hear that an early model of such a system already exists.
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