Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 03:47 UTC, submitted by fran
Humor "The world of software is made slightly crazy because of the huge flexibility within any computer language. Once you have absorbed the idea of a compiler written in the language it compiles what else is there left to gawp at? But... a Java Virtual Machine JVM written in JavaScript seems like another level of insanity."
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RE[2]: Browser vs OS
by Lennie on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Browser vs OS"
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This will only work if people can choose where the data is stored.

There is a specification for HTML/JS applications which is gaining traction:

The user uses his/her email address to point to the storage provider and logs into the storage provider (ones per browser session) and then the browser based application can talk to the storage provider for storaging the application data.

Think of this as visiting the Google Docs site and saving your document at Yahoo or something like that.

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