To summarize

In early 2013, I made an attempt to draw my subjective spatiotemporal line delimiting time before and after, in terms of information technology

1. Phone
Agree that when in 1876 a patent was issued to the US Alexander Bell, no one could have imagined that a modern device like iPhones will still be called Phone. You must also agree that the main mission of the phone is to transmit sound over long distances in the same iPhone, it is far from the first and second position. It seems to me that the upcoming release of Ubuntu Phone in February is a step away from the function of transferring sound to an even more distant plane.

2. OS
I caught myself thinking that recently there has been a sharp jump in the number of various operating systems, and the constant regular updating of existing ones has clearly become fashionable. Do you remember that the difference between Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 is two years. Just think, Billy and company sat for two years and polished the update for their OS! Try now to write a stunningly popular game, for example, on Android, say Angry Birds, release the first release and sit down in a sequel. After a couple of years - voila! You post your continuation on the public, thinking that it, by analogy with the first creation, will be just as popular. But no - it doesn’t need anyone. The user’s consciousness is clogged by other projects that are constantly being updated, release add-ons, forget concepts on tables in cafes, and in which evil Chinese hackers draw source codes, that is, by all means try to excite someone else's consciousness. I do not urge to reflect on times that have sunk into oblivion. Just for a second, be aware that there is an Android phone on the table, you are reading this post from a tablet on Windows 8, your friend is involved in the development of Crome OS, you are looking forward to the release of Ubuntu Phone, and your wife asked for help updating her iOS .

3. Hardware
In other words, hardware. In my subjective opinion, this is the area that is currently stalled on the spot. We will not go into technical details, the fact is that five years ago what was inside the system unit at home in the computer is now in the phone. Yes, for ordinary computers, Intel and Nvidia continue to produce something there, but in reality this does not give a tremendous increase in speed and performance. Personally, I remember very well the feeling of replacing the Pentium 2 pebble with the Pentium 3

4. Applications
I suggest reflecting on what we see on the screens of our devices. Are there people among readers who know what MS DOS is? So I forgot. What is MS is clear to the hedgehog, and DOS it turns out to be Disk Operating System. Today, DOS is exotic, what we see today does not look like it at all, although the pros understand that it’s like a Swiss watch - throw at least one gear out of the case and the watch will stop working. GUI is that instead of DOS. But still, the user interface instead of the operating system, it is said a lot. Nevertheless ...

5. Internet
A piece going forward by leaps and bounds. The reason for this, it seems to me, is two things flowing and feeding one another. The first is Social Networks, and the second is Consumer Society. Almost any product, in addition to advertising on the websites of the manufacturer, distributor, seller, has its mark on social networks. I would also suggest replacing the term “Social Network” with “Virtual Social Network” because, as we all live on a regular social network, our parents also registered us there. The main engine of the Internet is advertising, and advertising is the engine of trade, and demand creates supply and, as a consequence, trade. As a result, we do not even have a circle, but a whirlpool, which unwinds and unwinds, simultaneously pulling into itself, dating sites, thematic forums, torrent trackers, online stores and blogs, in a word all that we call the Internet.

6. WEB browser
Agree, the true king of the Internet. Without it, generally nowhere, yes, Skype, ICQ email clients, social network clients and cloud services do without him perfectly, and everything else? Remember, a long time ago, in Win ME, immediately after a successful installation and first launch, the phrase “Start working by pressing this button” appeared above the “Start” button, today you need to hang up such a notification on a pre-installed browser (if only to be the first download the one I'm used to). Currently, Google Crome OS is essentially a browser, not an OS, since for any reason it’s accessing the cloud and the processor and the processor. Today the browser is a god, a king and porridge with butter on a modern PC, Tablet, Phone. Especially on PCs, developers seek to teach the Internet browser everything they can,

Everyone has long understood that Google is not just a search engine, it is a whole sociocultural phenomenon that affects everyone and everyone. I won’t be surprised if in the near future the United States declares war on Google and loses it the next day, since a video will appear on YouTube in which the White House and the Pentagon explode. The soldiers simply will not go to war with anyone because they will be sure that their superiors have all perished. All this would be funny if it were not so sad. The scale that Google now possesses gives it, as a corporation as a whole, almost unlimited possibilities, how it will manage it depends on specific people.

As you have already noticed, I got a philosophical trait. In any case, my goal was to run into thoughts. Not on specific thoughts, but on the actual thought process, I sincerely hope that I succeeded.

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