A Laptop, Its Head in the Cloud
So what is the Chromebook concept?
- Assumption 1: These days, you can get online almost anywhere.
- Assumption 2: Google’s free online software can do almost everything regular software can do — email (Gmail), Web browsing (Chrome), chat (Google Talk), photos (Picasa), word processing, spreadsheets, slide shows (Google Docs).
Conclusion: A laptop doesn’t need a hard drive. Doesn’t need programs on it. Doesn’t need Windows or Mac OS X. Doesn’t need a desktop, files or folders. Everything you need is online, so all the laptop needs is a Web browser. To read more, check out this article from the New York Times.