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- From: Len Bullard <email@example.com>
- To: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 15:41:33 -0600
Tim Bray wrote:
> At 11:19 AM 1/17/00 -0600, Len Bullard wrote:
> >The future is outside the web browser.
> The only category of application that has any hope of existence
> outside of a browser are authoring apps, whether for docs or graphics.
> 99% of all real-world business apps amount to database retrieval and
> update. Why would you ever run one of those through anything but a
Because they don't all run out of databases. Many apps (entertainment
particularly) will thrive in a non-web browser environment and have.
RealMedia does very well, and while there is a database, it doesn't
dominate that application. Getting rid of XHTML and other unnecessary
objects makes for a very lean and easy to develop/extend framework.
The day of the web browser as portable operating system is drawing to a
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