One thing actually fascinating is occurring proper now — however looking throughout the ocean of floating headlines in these echo-filled digital waters of ours, you’d by no means understand it.

In actual fact, so far as many of the tech-watching world is anxious, the information proper now’s that Google’s within the midst of rolling out an insignificant-seeming replace to an unimportant working system.

Goog almighty, are people lacking the boat.

Greater than a Chromebook story

Let me take a second to let everybody off the hook a bit of: It is easy to see why this information is not getting the eye it deserves. First off, the event in query is related to Chrome OS — and as we have established loads of occasions over time, plenty of tech-lovin’ people have a distorted view of that platform’s attain (keep in mind, far more folks purchased Chromebooks than Macs in the latest reported quarter) and its potential (lengthy story quick, we have come a looooooooong manner from the fundamental “browser within the field” idea Chrome OS launched with almost a decade in the past).

And past that, I will be sincere: The story itself actually does appear like a moist, barely mildewy puddle of nothing — at the least, on the floor. I imply, come on: At first look, what we’re speaking about right here is the truth that Google’s including a brand new screensaver choice into Chromebooks as of the Chrome OS 88 replace that is on its approach to present gadgets this week. A screensaver, you say? EXAGGERATED GASP! Huge frickin’ deal, proper?

So, yeah: I get it. None of this looks as if a lot — definitely not like something greater than a gentle (and pretty overdue) added comfort for one particular Google platform. However if you begin to assume past the floor and take into account the bigger-picture implications of what this addition represents, you notice it is greater than only a Chromebook story. And it might — might — find yourself being way more consequential than you’d initially count on.

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By Rana

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