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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
An in-depth exploration of what may come next for personal computing over the coming decades of the 21st century. This book is much more than just a vague overview of the future of personal computing, amazingly, this is a fully-worked solution, although the author states that the book is just intended to be a starting point from which others, such as the open-source software and hardware communities, will hopefully create the final solution, rather than it being a ready-to-use blueprint. The book describes a new approach to personal computing, known as the Stream Tone, which is based on cloud computing (today's web), next-generation telecommunications (5G), real-time communications protocols (WebRTC), and thin clients (simple & cheap computers). The Stream Tone will allow all of our current personal computing functionalities/services to be moved from our current local personal computing devices (desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets) into remotely-located cloud computing-based data centers, it will also allow us to replace all of our complex and expensive personal computing devices with a highly affordable, long-lasting, standardized, access terminal. Whilst this book covers a wide variety of technical subjects it is not, in and of itself, an overly technical book, as it really takes the time to explain most subjects in some detail and uses easy-to-follow language throughout. I found the book to be highly thought-provoking. It was quite a long read, at over 400 pages, but if you take it relatively slowly, as I did, and just read a handful of pages each day, it is really very manageable, and definitely worth the effort. Highly recommended.
Dial Tone -> Web Tone -> Stream Tone; very interesting.
by A. Wolchek (Computer Science)
Visionary stuff. Bold & brilliant. A most impressive piece of work.
***** (5 stars)
I am a forward-looking information technologist that wants to re-invent personal computing for the 21st century, and, by so doing, make the world a better, more equitable, place. I believe that my open-source-based Stream Tone concept, described in my non-fiction book, The STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing?, can help to bridge the digital divide, connect the unconnected, and bring the Internet, personal computing, and Web to the next billion people. In very simple terms, the Stream Tone is about ensuring that the future is more evenly distributed. It is a bold goal, to be sure, but one that can definitely be achieved if we all work together to make it happen.