September 21, 2004

Google Computer?

NYPost is reporting that Google is hiring developers with interesting backgrounds in browsers and user interfaces. This includes four people with Internet Explorer experience like Adam Bosworth, who was also involved in leading the Access database team. Joshua Block a developer of Sun's Java language is another hire. This leads one to speculate that Google may be working on a specialized browser or a network computer device using web services. Gmail already lets people have 1 gigabyte of storage with a personal search engine. It's not a stretch to think in the future we will be able to use that storage for basic word processing and document/digital media storage all through a Google user interface over a browser. Who needs an operating system? Who needs Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X? Read