If I Had My Way
To: Glenn Greenwald - GGreenwald@salon.com
Cc: Doc Searls - email@example.com
Cc: Dave Winer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Jeff Jarvis - email@example.com
From: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011
Subject: My Way XXVI - The Future...
There are some things that one can predict about the future -- with caution, of course. Dave Winer is doing it all the time -- right?? From Dave's 26 Jun 2011, "Mozilla == Osborne":
The problem for them, if they choose to view it as a problem, is that web browsers are done. Feature-complete. No one can think of anything to add that anyone wants, because there are no more features to add. Sadly, this happens to product categories. It happened with word processors twenty years ago. Spreadsheets, around the same time. Windows was done when XP shipped. Mac OS, yeah it's done too. I haven't used any of the new features. And by "new" I mean features introduced in the last eight years or so.
Dave may be a bit extreme; however the future for browsers is pretty bleak. They are inherently unsafe since they allow other people to program your computer and they are terribly inefficient with content of a given web page being as low as 20%. With all the political pressure on costs we must assume that the Internet will see it's share of corrective action.
And. of course, the Personal Computer will see some drastic changes as soon as the media and the public wake up to cost of the existing monopoly control.
A Word to the Wise??
Doug Skoglund email@example.com
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