Software is both dead and alive.: Since business provides 85% of the PC market, the ASP model will be adapted for the office environment. Businesses will run their applications on intranet servers. Desk top PCs will run ROM based communication programs. Businesses will put up with an intranet server going down every now and then as long as they have a TI department to bring it up again. User machine maintenance will be reduced to module replacement. Support will only have to service server software.
Home and small office machines will stay pretty much as they are. I don't think the communications services will be available in the near future to support an internet based ASP model.
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