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"jonathon" <> wrote in message


Not the Internet, but your _personal_ cloud.   The thing that you access
at home using your PDA, e-Book reader and the like.

This isn't local in any sense of the word I understand. It used to be; it isn't now. My 7-year old Palm syncs to my PC via a cable (I'd be happy with Wi-Fi). That's local. Today I can't find a single PDA/Smart-phone that lets me sync my data with a local device such as a PC. All of them sync via an internet-based cloud and/or *require* the use of Microsoft Outlook which, frankly, I refuse to allow in the house.

Oh, and by the way, that Palm syncs data belonging to third-party apps as well as to its native ones. That's because of a clever idea called "conduits" to which no current smartphone has come even close.

This whole business with "local clouds" is nonsense as far as something like LibO is concerned which is primarily used by individual users and small organisations.

Coming back to the original point, the market would be much more impressed with a mobile/portable version than with a cloud-based version. I've said it before: that same 7-year old Palm has from day 1 been able to read and edit (and *sync*) MS Word/Excel compatible documents using software from a company called DataViz. If it was doable then with MS formats and Word/Excel it's certainly doable today with ODF and LibO.

Has anyone "in authority" asked the PortableApps folk if they'd do a portable LibO? Can't hurt to ask ...

Has anyone "in authority" asked the Android and/or Apple and/or Symbian folk if they'd do a mobile LibO? Can't hurt to ask ...


Harold Fuchs
London, England

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