Adrian Cockcroft, “Millicomputing” (MP3 audio), Emerging Communications, itconversations.com, 2008/03/14

For the past few decades, the trend has been towards faster and faster computer processors.  Mobile devices are changing that trajectory.

In his presentation at Ecomm 2008, Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix describes his ‘millicomputer’ concept. A millicomputer is any device that uses less than a watt of power, or to put it another way, a computer that fits in your pocket, but won’t burn your leg! As Adrian reveals, today’s millicomputers are already impressively powerful. But as millicomputers look set to eclipse even notebook computers in the next few years, their capabilities will become even more impressive.

He looks at what makes today’s millicomputers, including the iPhone, so impressive as well as some of the surprising capabilities that lie within your Zune player. The consumer space for mobile computing can only get hotter, as the iPhone competes with Android in the OS market, and Intel and Arm battle it out for supremacy in the production of mobile hardware.

Looking further into the future, Adrian offers a glimpse of some of the amazing possibilities that await us, as mobile computing becomes ever more powerful. Web servers that fit into your pocket, real-time 3d sound projection and more will revolutionize the way we work and play. Adrian also talks about how the open-source prototyping activities of the Home Brew Mobile Club are helping today to make these things a reality by pushing at the boundaries of what is possible with conventional mobile technology.

Adrian Cockcroft is Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, where he manages a team that researches and implements personalization algorithms. He also publishes iPhone apps and is researching into highly efficient compute platforms by defining a new ultra-low-power concept called Millicomputing.

IT Conversations | Emerging Communications | Adrian Cockcroft

[MP3 audio]

Advertisements
About

David Ing blogs at coevolving.com , photoblogs at daviding.com , and microblogs at http://ingbrief.wordpress.com . See .

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Talk Audio Download

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Beyond this media queue
This content is syndicated to Twitter. For professional perspectives, look to Coevolving Innovations; for a photoblog, look to Reflections, Distractions.
  • Ubuntu L2TP VPN
    Now with Ubuntu 17.04, since Ubuntu 16.04, I’ve had problems with connecting to a VPN that uses L2TP.  I found a fix through a series of steps, beginning with “Enabling L2TP over IPSec on Ubuntu 16.04” | Zaid Daba’een | Aug. 22, 2016, updated Mar. 29, 2017 at http://blog.z-proj.com/enabling-l2tp-over-ipsec-on-ubuntu-16-04/ . sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nm-l2 […]
  • 2017/10/08 13:10 Alice Rawsthorn, “Good or Bad Design”, EditDX
    Keynote @alicerawsthorn @EditDX Introduction by Nina Boccia @nboccia Director of Programs, Design Exchange Alice Rawsthorn is authoritative voice on design Last book was Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (2013) Next book, Design as an Attitude, to be published in spring 2018 Based in London OBE (Order of the British Empire) for service to design and […] […]
  • 2017/10/02 13:05 Richard Florida, “Urban Futures Keynote”, EditDX
    Plenary @richard_florida @EditDX intro by @alexbozikovic This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistake […]
  • 2017/09/29 16:35 “Future of Design Thinking”, EditDX
    Panel @EditDX @rsomerson  @CodeZebra  Luigi Ferrara, @jamescowan as moderator This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical error […]
  • Dissertation committees and privilege
    Is a dissertation about the content, the student, or power dynamics? Dissertation writing is very stressful, what with the looming job market, the high cost of living in many cities, the balancing act of life and health — all while being expected to produce intellectual gold. To that, add the anxiety caused by those committee […]
  • 2017/09/10 13:55 Paul Cabaj, “Financing a Coop”, Disrupting the Disruptors
    Workshop @chickweedpatch @CoopsCanada #platformcoop, platformcoop.ca/, Beeton Room, Toronto Public Library This digest was created in real-time during the meeting,based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individua […]
Contact
I welcome your e-mail. If you don't have my address, here's a contact page.
%d bloggers like this: