Posted Jul 29, 2010 5:31 UTC (Thu) by robertm
In reply to: Whoosh!
Parent article: GUADEC: Luis Villa points GNOME at the web
We turn everything into a web app... why?
And unless something happens now, this is going to be a crushing blow to free software for those same end-users. It's gotten solidly entrenched on the server side of things and will probably remain there until a completely unpredictable game-changer comes along to shake things up, but for end users? Completely Tivoized appliances talking to proprietary applications.
And it's a pity, because the web is a mess. It's a horrifying hack atop horrifying hack atop wildly inefficient use of resources atop more horrifying hacks. It is the epitome of "worse is better" when it comes to winning marketshare. But as much as I wish it would go crawl in a corner and die a much-deserved death, it's here to stay.
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