Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Here in the U.S. we generally don't have major internet or phone outages. That sounds like it sucks though.
Lots of companies take their security seriously. That means you can't bring in an outside laptop and connect to the network. And if you happen to be in an area with spotty cell service or in an interior conference room, you have no internet.
I think the Google notebook is potentially a great thing for consumers and will continue the trend toward, "internet appliances", but it really does seem like Google is fighting the last war (the war against MS) and not the future war that Apple is killing people in.
At the end of the day though, it is still a client/server business model and has all the drawbacks that the model has always had.