The next computing Kumbh mela

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

“I believe that the future of computing will be driven not by existing users but by new users. These are going to be from the world?s emerging markets. They need computing at the price of a cellphone. They need computing as a utility. The next big thing in computing will be about building a platform which makes the two most important creations of the past ? the computer and the internet ? available to the next users at a fraction of today?s prices. It will be about making hardware, software, broadband connectivity, content and support available for Rs 700 ($15) per user per month for the next billion users of computing. This is a global market of $180 billion per annum which does not exist today.” Read full article here.

Source: The Business Standard