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with all the debates over info access vs creative access...

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> On Apr 3, 2009, at 9:10 AM, Brent Sitterly wrote:
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> All this talk about netbooks reminds me of when "thin clients" were all the
> rage.  Does anyone else see the similarities?
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> You're reminding us of our age :)  Wikipedia makes it specific ...
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> *The term was coined in 1993 by Tim Negris, VP of Server Marketing at **Oracle
> Corp.* <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Corp.>*, while working with
> company founder **Larry Ellison*<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Ellison>
> * on the launch of the landmark Oracle7 release of the company's flagship
> relational database management system (**RDBMS*<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDBMS>
> *). Ellison had charged Negris with finding a way to boldly differentiate
> Oracle's server-centric software from the decidedly desktop-oriented
> products of then-rival **Microsoft*<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft>
> *. Thin Client became Ellison's relentless battle cry, repeated in
> hundreds of speeches, interviews and articles attendant to the release of
> Oracle7 and many other products after that.*
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> What are some of the key differences?
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> 1. wireless has replaced dialup modems
> 2. google has replaced oracle
> 3. wikipedia has replaced encarta and brittanica
> 4. gigabyte memories have replaced megabyte memories
> 5. gigabit processors have megabit processors
> 6. youtube has replaces everything ...
>     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h1VQBfLDLA&flip=1
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