Friday, April 16, 2010

Cloud printing - 1994

Google wants to do cloud printing for the ChromeBook. The iPad can't print either.

That feels familiar. Where did I hear about PostScript style cloud services before?

Oh, Yeah. TeleScript - 1994. It was a Xerox Park/General Magic/PostScript inspired kind of cloud services thingie.

I suspect IBM mainframe printers did something comparable once upon an eon. Moving bits of the OS between client and server.

Myself, I'm looking forward to embedded OS scanners that will let me pick up the scans off the network. That's the way the big office machines work, and I'd love to separate my home scanner from my machines.

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