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The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing?
by T. Gilling

Imagine... a world where your next personal computing device is the last one that you would ever need to buy. Where you would never need to worry about operating systems, software patches, or viruses. Where you always had enough processing power, memory, storage, and top-of-the-line graphics. Where you could access all of the very best software applications, regardless of their platform. Where you had a constant connection to all your favourite digital services, and your battery lasted for days, perhaps even weeks, of full-on use. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, this is the world of the Stream Tone. A world that does not exist in some far off future; this could be, figuratively speaking, our world a mere five minutes from now. All that is needed to make it a reality is the creative convergence of certain technologies that are already available and in use today.

Personal computing is changing from an old world of local services, provided by local devices, to a new world of remote Web-based services, provided by cloud computing-based data centres. The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? is a 408-page academically-oriented non-fiction book that explores, in some technical detail, what might be required to make a comprehensive move to this exciting new world, and the many benefits that move could bring. This book not only attempts to make a thorough evaluation of the technology ecosystem that will be required to create this future but also considers many of the implications of such a move. Along the way, it also discusses a wide range of currently-available technologies and how they could possibly be used to enable this future.

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* The latest errata (corrections & updates) for The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? are now available, free-of-charge for personal use, from www.TheStreamTone.com/errata.html

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* The Stream Tone Community Forum (STCF) is a digital platform for discussing the design, development, and deployment of the Stream Tone under free and open-source principles. The STCF can also be used to discuss the book The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? The STCF is an integral part of the Stream Tone, and is described within this book. Use of the STCF is free-of-charge but there are some very simple, but sensible, entry conditions. Real user names are not required. The STCF is moderated. The STCF can be accessed via the www.StreamTone.org website.

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This non-fiction book describes a new approach to personal computing, one that is based on the use of open-source software and hardware. In summary, the book is authoritative, comprehensible, detailed, educational, egalitarian, humorous, inspirational, imaginative, inclusive, interesting, organized, radical, surprising, thorough and thoughtful. I highly recommend this book. I can't wait to get a Stream Tone Access Device (S.T.A.D.) of my very own; it sounds absolutely wonderful!

by L. Leclerc


 

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