Lako paʻa, Polokalamu… Pūnaewele?

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In the evolution of the computer industry, we've had lako paʻa - nā pono e pono ai e holo i nā noi. A loaʻa iā mākou lako polokalamu, nā hopena i hoʻohana i kēlā mau kumuwaiwai e hana i ka hana i hiki iā mākou ke kūʻai mai a hoʻouka mai nā media like ʻole. I kēia mau lā, hiki iā ʻoe ke hoʻoiho i ka polokalamu me ka ʻole o ka pāpaho.

ʻElua mau makahiki o ka lako paʻa a me ka polokalamu

Hardware has upgrades and replacements. I have honestly lost track of all the computers I've owned to date. I have the skeletal remains of no less than 5 along with one dead laptop in my home.

Software has installations and upgrades that install changes in the software application. It's an antiquated system that we still work and struggle with today. I had a software update earlier today that required me to shut down and restart my MacBookPro. I've never had an OSX update go bad, but each time I can't help but get a little pensive – thinking that the worst will happen and I'll lose all my work. I have a network drive where I store my downloaded applications and a CD binder where I store the rest (and invariably find them missing).

Software like Google Spreadsheet, Google Analytics, Gmail, ExactTarget, and a ton of others go by ‘web-based applications' or ‘browser-based applications' or we even throw in an acronym, Ana. It's a terrible acronym and explains the type of business it is more than the type of ‘ware' it is. As well, many SaaS applications still have upgrades or major releases. They don't require installs or rebooting, but they are unavailable for periods of time.

The perfect name for today's applications might be Netware, but it looks like Nūhou ua kālepa i kēlā huaʻōlelo. E holo paha ka pūnaewele, akā like ke ʻano C | Upena is using that. It looks as though browserware may be a possibility – but it's an extra syllable.

No ke aha ʻaʻole Webware?

The bottom line is that Webware (I didn't notice a trademark) is the next evolution of our applications. Today, there really is no need for applications to stop running. We have hundreds of pages in our application at work and can spin up new pages without ever taking down the old ones. I'm sure a little bit of development could happen as well where users can transitions can occur between the old and the new applications.

Databases can be replicated on the fly, or new temporary tables can be built to accomodate the transition. Sure, it's extra work, but my point is that it's possible. We don't have to interrupt our customers anymore.

I don't have a working floppy drive in my home. I rarely utilize my CD/DVD, either. Virtually everything I do is now web-based. When I do download and install software, I usually save a copy on my Buffaloʻenehana hoʻokuʻi pūnaewele.

Even in business, it's not necessary. When I started up ʻO Indiana liʻiliʻi for Pat Coyle, we didn't go with a host. The application is built and hosted with Ning. Loaʻa iā mākou nā hoʻonohonoho kikowaena āpau e kuhikuhi nei i Google Apps kahi e hiki ai iā mākou ke hoʻohana i ka leka uila a me Google Docs. ʻAʻohe lako paʻa, ʻaʻohe polokalamu… akā pūnaewele.

Why don't we call it Webware?

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    Aloha nui wau i nā polokalamu pūnaewele pūnaewele e hoʻomau i ka puka a hoʻohui ʻia i kaʻu meahana. Hoʻohana wau iā Google Docs e like me ka pupule a no kekahi e hoʻohana i nā kamepiula ʻokoʻa he 3-4 i hoʻokahi lā, he mea mālama ola ia.

    Eia nō naʻe, i kēlā me kēia manawa ke hoʻomaka wau e hoʻohana i kahi lawelawe hoʻokumu pūnaewele hou, aia mau kēia leo liʻiliʻi i ka hope o kuʻu poʻo e noke ana i hoʻokahi manawa. ʻO kēlā kuhi ke nalo wau i kaʻu pili pūnaewele, nalowale wau i ke kiʻi ʻana i kaʻu Google Docs āpau, kaʻu waihona pūnaewele o nā invoice mea kūʻai aku, kaʻu leka uila, kaʻu IM, kaʻu mau kiʻi he nui ʻole ma Flickr, a pēlā aku.

    ʻO kēia neʻe ʻana i ka pūnaewele pūnaewele e hoʻokau iā mākou e hoʻokomo i nā hua a nui aʻe i loko o hoʻokahi hīnaʻi. A laila nakinaki mākou i kahi kaula lōʻihi i kēlā hīnaʻi a lele i waho i ka lewa. ʻOiai e hoʻopili ʻia ke kaula, ʻono nā mea āpau. Akā i ka nalowale ʻana o kēlā kaula, ʻaʻohe oʻu mana pū kekahi.

    Kuhi wau i kaʻu manaʻo ma aneʻi no ka lawe ʻana i ka Pūnaewele, pono mākou i kahi pono hou aʻe, pālahalaha, a me ka hana hou ʻole i ka pūnaewele. A ʻaʻole like ka loaʻa ʻana o kahi pūnaewele pūnaewele ma kāu kelepona. ʻOiaʻiʻo, hiki iaʻu ke hoʻohui i kaʻu kamepiula lawe i kaʻu kelepona paʻalima verizon a heʻenalu, akā inā wau e hele ma kahi o kahi bandwidth a hoʻoiho palena paha i hoʻokahi mahina, kiʻi ʻia wau. ʻAʻole pono wau i kēlā ʻano koʻikoʻi.

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    ʻAno ʻoluʻolu ʻoe e haʻi ai i kēia. E haʻi wale aku ana wau i ka mea kūʻai aku i nehinei ʻo ka nui o ka polokalamu aʻu e holo nei aia wale nō ma ka Pūnaewele ma ke ʻano he polokalamu pūnaewele. I kēia manawa ua ʻike wau i ka mea e kāhea ai i kēia mea… pūnaewele!

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    Ua ʻōlelo wau i ka mea like no kekahi mau manawa… pili mau wau i nā polokalamu CMS / Pūnaewele me he polokalamu pūnaewele i hala ... kahaha wau ʻaʻole mākou e lohe e pili ana.

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    Maikaʻi ke kani pūnaewele. Koke, e hakakā ana nā kamepiula / IT nui a pau e kā lākou huahana ma ka Pūnaewele. ʻO kēia ke ʻano a ke hoʻomaka nei naʻe e hoʻomaka me ka hōʻea ʻana mai o ka polokalamu loea pūnaewele.

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