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Will Computer History Be Made Today in the Computer History Museum?

Will computer history be made today at 10:30AM PT in San Francisco's Computer History Museum? Are Google and Sun about to out-Microsoft Microsoft?

'Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt take the stage at the Computer History Museum today at 10:30 AM PT to discuss joint activities.' That, in total, is the announcement currently up on the Sun web site. What will they announce? The industry guessing naturally began immediately.

One clue may perhaps be found in the last blog entry from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's president, COO, and Blogger Extraordinary. Here it is in all its tantalizing, allusive glory:
"[V]alue is returning to the desktop applications, and not simply through Windows Vista. But in the form of applications that are network service platforms. From the obvious, to music sharing clients and development tools, there's a resurgence of interest in resident software that executes on your desktop, yet connects to network services. Without a browser. Like Skype. Or QNext. Or Google Earth. And Java? OpenOffice and StarOffice?

If I were a betting man, I'd bet the world was about to change."

At 10:30AM PT today, we'll see if Schwartz wins the bet.

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