Connecting Google Boxes To Cubes
When last we left the inestimable Robert X Cringely, he had announced the big shipping container slash portable data centers secreted away in Google’s parking garage; his newest column claims little cubes with lots of I/O ports and connectivity will connect those containers to Internet users.
In claiming the multitude of transportable data centers Google has in the wings will be the way Google delivers the Internet to homes, Cringely went into some more detail on how Google may get itself physically into those households.
Instead of an onslaught of AOL CDs arriving in the mail all the time, people will receive Google Cubes instead. As the cubes get connected, they’ll interconnect with other cubes, forming a mesh network that anyone can access wirelessly. Cringely sees this as Google providing the universal broadband it wants to unleash.
And thus, the GoogleNet arrives, as a ubiquitous method to deliver a variety of text and rich media advertisements to each household that install a Google Cube, or at minimum connects to the mesh network it generates.
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