Network Computing: Replacing the PC in Science and Education

"The network is the computer
    - Sun Microsystems 
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977 
The interconnectivity of data is changing how we do science, resulting in Personal computers, as we know them today, are simply not up to the task. Increasingly, programs and data will be accessed remotely on a client/server basis using a network computer (NC).
  1. Network computing: why the PC will soon be history
  2. What does a NC screen look like?
  3. Your computer account and the world
  4. NCs vs. PCs - Cost comparisons
  5. How Network Computing will change the way we work
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Recommendations to University of Manitoba Task Force on Strategic Planning
  8. QUICK FIX: turn your old PC into a network computer
  9. HUMOR: -   What if the Enterprise had to run using PCs? Star Trek: the PC Generation
There is no one single model of network computing. In fact, it isn't necessary that any one single implementation, language, desktop, or operating system become the final answer to network computing. For some other perspecives on the future of network computing see