Thursday, August 23, 2007

Printing from the Cloud

HP (NYSE HPQ) has received significant press and blog coverage from their discussion with John Markoff of The NY Times and his subsequent article on their "CloudPrint" initiative. Some of you may have already seen Richard Koman's excellent follow-up piece in TopTechNews, and I found a great complementary (not to be confused with complimentary) blog post by John Brian on Beaconfire Wire. While my views, as reflected in the TopTechNews piece, are coming from a printer industry-oriented customer perspective, Brian's views are more from the SMS/mobile phone/messaging view, and his run-through of the steps involved and speculation on the needs for this future service are well worth a read. By the way I will include more of my thoughts here in a blog post next week.

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