Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Mar 2005 17:51 UTC
Editorial A c|net editorial posits that Google may be well on its way to developing a complete suite of internet-based services that could act as a computing environment for any thin client that's capable of accessing it. And Microsoft may be planning a similar move.
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It could work, BUT...
by Eboy on Thu 17th Mar 2005 15:46 UTC

IMHO - Web apps ARE great...until the application server is unable to handle the load or unavailable. But that isn't the real issue. This may go down like the paperless office...no paper except for all the "backup copies" and situations where paperless is "too complicated". In other words, user resistance will probably be the biggest hurdle. It will only take ONE unpleasant web application accessibility issue for a user to install Word or OO as "backup". Then, at that point, why not use the "backup" all the time? If the web application is going to succeed, it better be head and shoulders above anything else I can install myself in terms of features and performance.