Archive for May, 2008

The Missing Piece

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The first time I heard about the need for a disconnected web was from Vint Cerf, the father of the internet in a talk he gave at Fidelity back around 2000. You can see an updated version of the presentation he gave by clicking here (sample included below)

Although he was talking about the challenge on an interplanetary level, it made me think about how the disconnected web was an issue for us normal earth bound beings as well. So with the announcement today of google documents with the optional google gears install, I can now have the satisfaction of riding the train where there is no internet connection and still work on my document in the browser and not be concerned with it re-synchronizing the next time I use it from a different computer. I will post an update once I have had a chance to try it out.

So if I recieve a message from someone on another planet, will it include any sounds from the space it traveled through like these?