> We have two options, we can build the stuff that's needed, of we can
> close our selves in our small ivory tower and wait until the world
> goes away.
The question is, build what's needed by WHOM?
You've had many, many people (myself included) state that what the users (us) want and need is the equivalent of today's network transparency features that X provides.
Yet many people here seem perfectly happy to ignore and pooh-pooh the users who really matter (those that we already have!) in some quest to obtain users that we don't have (those that use, and almost certainly will continue to use, Macs and Windows systems).