Chrome OS

I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

From Douglas Adams



A great quote taken from Fraser Speirs latest post about his current thinking towards ChromeOS and their use in schools. I've mixed opinions on his reasoning (essentially, it appears that it all comes down to price on his proposed move towards ChromeOS) and I'm less frustrated than him when it comes to iOS software shortcomings (although I have to agree that there is more and more appearances of bloat appearing*). Still though, I'm intrigued and must make sure to try out ChromeOS in the coming months.

Have you any experience?


*While Apple seems to be doing amazing work on integration between devices through the use of Handoff and Continuity (both of which I now use regularly and are incredibly useful features), there is inconsistencies starting to appear between apps on OS X. Simple examples of music not playing from the primary app, especially if using Podcast or Music app, show some challenges in the new changes brought in from iOS8. Here's hoping these solutions are resolved and don't continue to expand/creep.


Neal McQuaid