This morning I talked with John Vorwald‘s Multimedia Web Design class over at UW-Stout.
One of the great questions asked by the students was:
“Where do you see the internet in 2 years?”
2 years? Easy.
- Everything has a web server in it.
- The internet is accessible everwhere.
On my desk, as I write this, there are 5 devices that can have web browsers in them. At least two of them also have web servers in them. Only one of them is a “computer”.
Dave Winer’s Denon Receiver has a web server in it, as do other devices like Chumby, TiVo, Eye-Fi.
Though the contexts are different, and the interfaces need to be different, the same internet-based service could make sense across all 9 of those disparate devices.
Two years from now?
2 thoughts on “Device Agnostic Web Services”
how about sensors? http://www.ipenabled.com/ipmonitoring.htm – is the web server everwhere?
@andrew – Now we’re talking!
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