In Brief

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, has sent the company an email about the dawn of a new age of technology.

Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect has sent the company an email about the dawn of a new age of technology. He argues that we need to imagine a ‘post-PC’ world, as our lives, businesses and society are in the process of a “wholesale reconfiguration” in the way we perceive and apply technology:

To cope with the inherent complexity of a world of devices, a world of websites, and a world of apps & personal data that is spread across myriad devices & websites, a simple conceptual model is taking shape that brings it all together. We’re moving toward a world of 1) cloud-based continuous services that connect us all and do our bidding, and 2) appliance-like connected devices enabling us to interact with those cloud-based services.

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