The next big step in computing, Hibernation, has arrived.
And it’s not a feature that can be installed from a CD or a flash drive, it’s a whole new concept.
It can be activated by an app.
This year, Google is releasing the first Hibernsation software, which lets you take your work home.
Google, Microsoft and Apple have all announced new versions of HiberNets, and the developers are hoping to bring this to other companies.
For the most part, though, it doesn’t appear as if there is much interest in building Hibernasium for a consumer market.
There are no Hiber Nets for Android devices, for example, and Hiber-specific software has only been released for the iPhone.
That’s because Apple has decided that the app ecosystem around Hiberation is more important than it is for the company.
The reason is simple: Hiber is a technology that’s just plain boring.
“The idea behind Hiber was really to solve the problem of, let’s say, writing a book,” says Mark Reiner, who co-founded and works at the software company Google.
“It wasn’t really about making a great app, or a great text editor.
We’re just trying to solve a problem.”
Reiner says that the core problem of writing a text was never that important to his company: “It was just that the text was too big.”
In fact, he says, the company didn’t even know what the text would look like until it started working on it.
And he admits that writing was a “trivial problem” for Google.
It was, after all, just a small team writing the app, and there was nothing else to do.
“Hiber was a very simple app, really,” he says.
“We weren’t thinking about what we were doing.”
Reiter says that a lot of the ideas that he had for Hiber came from people who’d worked at Google and then had to move on.
“When I left Google, I had a lot more free time than I ever had before,” he recalls.
“And I got to start thinking about things that were more important to me, like how to build the next Google product.”
Google’s first version of Habor was actually called “The View,” and Reiner describes it as a little more like a text editor than an app: “You start typing, and you see a little dot that says, I’m doing this,” he remembers.
“So, you type in your text, and it says, that’s a lot like a file, but it’s just a file.”
He says that it was this idea of the “dot” that inspired Google to create the next version of its app.
“I think that it really had that kind of feel to it,” he said.
“That it was a little bit more like an editing tool, not really like an editor.”
Google had already worked on Hiber, but Reiner’s team decided that they needed a new way to do it.
They decided to create an “interactive text editor,” one that would allow users to drag and drop text and create new ones.
“In our previous iteration of HIB, we really wanted to take that user interface and make it a little nicer,” Reiner said.
But the idea wasn’t immediately accepted by everyone.
“Everyone had this problem with that, ‘What the heck is that?'”
“At that point, we just wanted to do something really simple that everyone could get their hands on, and do it well.”
“That was the challenge, is how do you make it as simple as possible?”
The company went with a feature called “hibernating,” in which you’d drag and paste text from the file browser to a blank page, and then you’d add a label that would let you know whether or not the text should be added.
Then, you’d click the “hib” icon to add the text.
Reiner and his team made it very clear that they didn’t want the app to have any of the bells and whistles of an app, but they did want it to be a simple and useful tool.
They were hoping that users would just be able to do the same thing as they’d done in their previous versions of the app.
And so, “hobbling” was born.
In the future, users could just drag and copy text from their web browser into a text file.
And if the file did not have a label, you could add it.
Reiter’s team made sure that the file was open, and that there were no files associated with it.
So, if a user tried to open a file with text, they would see that the folder was empty, and would not see the text that they’d typed.
“This was the one place where we made sure there was