On Google-TV

It hit me last night that Google’s move into the TV-market has a significant meaning to where the Internet is heading.

I work with distributed systems, flaky connections and clients capable of being online to collect data to then take it offline. Most clients work with the assumption, you cannot be online all the time.

Now Google’s move into the TV-market marks the beginning of an era where the Internet is just as available in homes as the TV-network. With that I mean that homes have stable available Internet with enough bandwidth to stream video and audio just like the TV-network.

It’s been predicted that just like the radio and TV, the Internet will become a Utility service, and I think that Google’s market entry marks the beginning of just that.

It will be interesting to see how software services will change as this becomes a reality.