Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Will Light <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:56:10 -0700

> But the reason it's successful (where "successful" means "popular") is
> because it's offloaded the responsibility to get things working from the
> end receiver to the developer, isn't it? -POLM

yeah, the web has completely changed the way that applications are
distributed to the users. for applications that fit the mold, it's
quite wonderful how companies like 37signals (the people behind rails)
have ushered in a new class of turnkey web services like lighthouse or
basecamp or any number of others. i only take issue with the notion
that web-based applications will somehow "replace" desktop apps

for some use cases, sure...i mean, if somebody only uses facebook and
gmail on their netbook, then yeah, why the hell do they have more than
a web browser installed? but the notion of a browser-based terminal
for a local machine just seems ridiculous...and that's a mild example!
 a browser-based music sequencer or video editor, for example, is so
far off that it's just impractical.

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