Tuesday, August 24, 2010 4:34 PM
OnPC - On-Person Computing
As readers of this blog probably already know, I was one of the very, very early podcasters back in 2006. I've been itching to get going on a new podcast and just found my inspiration!
I recently read an interesting article on CNNMoney.com entitled "The numbers don't lie: Mobile devices overtaking PCs".
In one of the comments, Jeff Cuneo of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, said: "My OPC (On Person Computer) is an apple iPhone and regardless of brand--the proper use of an OPC I have found is in its infancy and not understood by 99% of users ... An OPC is life altering--and pays for itself many times over in work and living situations..."
I agree with Jeff and, after a bit of research, coined the term "OnPC" to describe phones, tablets, and any other type of computer you can "carry in your pocket". The acronym OPC is already in wide use describing industrial open-connectivity systems ( http://www.opcfoundation.org )
I'm starting a new podcast which will launch next week focusing on OnPC Development. You'll be able to listen/subscribe at www.onpcdev.com. Each show will run 5 to 10 minutes and there will be 3-5 shows per week with at least one featuring an interview. The podcast will be technology agnostic and will cover, at minimum, the iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 platforms. WebOS and MeeBo may come along later when/if they gain significant traction in the marketplace.
If you build tools for OnPC development, are an OnPC developer or offer services targeted at the OnPC developement community, let me know as I'd love setup an interview (done by phone or Skype).
See you on the interwebs shortly!