The Dumb Flip?
Panditi was giving the morning keynote at the The Optical Society (OSA) Executive Forum, a pre-OFC/NFOEC conference. And in talking about the creation of new services, he said the necessary smarts need to reside in the network.
"Any concept of intelligence in the endpoints doesn't scale," he said. "You have to be able to provide intelligence in the network in order to be able to provide all these services."
He wasn't talking about Pure Digital there, but the point -- one Cisco has made repeatedly over the years -- might be applicable. There's a temptation, given something as flashy as an iPhone, to turn the phone into the center of the universe.
In that sense, Cisco wouldn't want to turn the Flip into another iPhone. It might highly network the cameras; that would be my guess as to why Cisco would bother acquiring the company in the first place. But moving the service creation smarts into the cameras doesn't sound like part of the plan.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading