Idle horsepower leads to insanity
John Robb says:
Damn. I have 95% of my PC's processer available at any given moment. In a year that will probably be 98%, in three years it will be 99%. This model of the Internet is so messed up. The fact that over 90% of the computing horsepower on the Internet sits idle at any given moment is insane (in fact, 98% of my DSL connection is dead too). It is going to change. It has to change....Exactly. This one of the main reasons I don't think I want to run a "LiveJournal done right, according to me" site. I'd rather help build a decentralized mutant spawn of LJ, Radio, Gnutella, JXTA, and other things I've yet to realize I should be looking at. I really need to get some time this Winter to research, think, write, and tinker.
And the thing John says about everyone converting to notebooks is dead on for me. I haven't touched my desktop in ages. My iBook is becoming more and more my primary computing device. When I first got it, I thought it would be a satellite. Instead, all my other computers have become peripherals for it - extra storage, little daemon processes, all serving me via my laptop. Now I just need an excuse to go get myself a ?TiBook :)