字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Simon: I'm here with Mark Shuttleworth from Canonical, great to see you again Mark, so you've just had a tremendous hit on Indigogo with a new project, do you want to tell me about it? Mark: A brilliant day one for the project, but there's a marathon still to come as we push through to the finish line. Simon: Well, you've cleared 10% of your 32 million dollar goal in 12 hours or something Mark: Broke the record for time to $1million, broke the record for time to $2million, broke the record for a 1st day, but we have to smash the total record to succeed. Simon: Yes, there's still 90% to go. So what is this project about? Mark: The project is really about the dynamics of innovation in the mobile industry. Through no fault of their own the big players are essentially extremely conservative about how they bring new innovations, new components, new technologies into phones, and similarly for PCs. The reason for that is they have no clear signalling from the market as to what's really exciting, what's really interesting, what people are really going to want. So they rely either on mystical genius a la Steve Jobs or luck, or generally they end up being really conservative. So the idea is to use crowdfunding to take a concept of stuff that might be really amazing in a device, validate that concept by seeing if there's enough people to back the project and then being able to test the new technologies and components at moderate, modest production volumes, but thereby bringing forward the time when those sorts of technologies will be widely available on the mass market. Simon: So you've compared that to the way that Formula One feeds innovation into the motor industry, it's that sort of an idea. Mark: Sure. Todays there's a huge gap between the lab and mass market automobiles, and we're all driving the mass market automobiles. In the car industry you have Formula One which is really cutting edge, then you have the premium segments which is where those technologies would go next and then you have the mass market. What we're trying to do is show that innovation, selection and proving can happen through crowdfunding. Simon: So you're trying to get the best of breed technologies into the physical device as well as trying to produce an innovative operating system in the shape of the Ubuntu phone software which you've put out Mark: Right. So we're working with phone manufacturers, that's kind of how we got interested in this idea of the innovation cycle. We have a particular passion which is convergence, the idea that your phone could also be the heart of the PC and that is stretching a little bit beyond what phone manufacturers have on their horizons for the next 1 or 2 years. We think it's totally possibly, but there's no mechanism to test that out today. So in this case the concept phone essentially is capable of being a desktop as well as a phone, it has dramatically more RAM, its also testing some new components, some new battery technology, new screen technology, and other capabilities. If its green-lighted then the technologies in that device, if they're successful will be widely available a year ahead of where they would otherwise have been. Simon: So what's this device going to be like? Mark: This is a physical model of it. I present the Edge. you go through an intense design process thats actually selecting technologies, then its actually working with the design manufacturer to get a sense of whether the things feasible to make then looking at the industrial design. We're fortunate in Canonical because we're so focussed on design of software we were able to reach out into the design community and work with some really great guys who've done this. It echoes a lot of the software design stories that we have but it introduces a really nice industrial edge to it. Simon: and that's going to end up being a smart phone when its a phone and a desktop PC when there's an HDMI monitor plugged into it? Mark: that's exactly right, it has image out and docking, connecting that up to any HDMI monitor with a Bluetooth keyboard gives you a full PC experience, either with android in the form of an Ubuntu desktop which is running off your Android phone and and has access to all of those files and contacts and so on or in the case of Ubuntu where you have Ubuntu on the phone and giving you the desktop environment simultaneously. Simon: So when is this going to be ready? I admit I've actually ordered one, so when am I going to get my phone Mark? Mark: if its greenlighted - May 2014 Simon: Well, congratulations on breaking the world record for crowd funding in a single day. You've got a long way to go. I saw you put up some more offers up today. Mark: As we figure out what works, what people are rallying to we'll tweak the perks and offers. The credit sits with the team that led this idea, and also with the people who've backed it, who've been incredible and with Indigogo which is a really great crowdfunding platform, they've been super to work with. you can imagine behind the scenes we've had to work with Paypal and clear alot of regulatory and other hurdles to take on something like this. Simon: So what's going to be in there? That's all going to be free software? Mark: Yes, we'll ship this with Android and Ubuntu, no plans to put proprietary applications on it. We haven't finalised the silicon selection so were looking at the next generation silicon from all major vendors. I would like to ship it with all Free drivers. What's really interesting is how this is driving the evolution of the free software desktop in the form of Unity and Ubuntu and also how the work thats going into the phone is trust forming the cloud as well so if this ends up with an arm processor it will be running exactly the same version of ubuntu that's running on the arm moonshot service from hp, which is kind of incredible. Simon: So anything else you want to say about the project? Mark: No, other than thank you very much to all the folks that have backed us and if greenlighted we will work our guts out to deliver an incredible device that makes all sorts of new possibilities. The thing that really excites me about this is the hardware angle of essentially inverting the innovation process. So instead of having 10 product managers who sweat it trying to decide what's important we crowdfund innovation, we crowd select innovation. But what's really amazing is that this will be a phone which can do things that no other portable device has ever done. Imagine what some student at MIT is going to do, the great thing about open source is not the things that we dream are possible but the fact that other people can turn around and do things that we didn't even think about. that's pretty amazing.