Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 13:48 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core "The world is changing and online applications are becoming more and more popular, whether for e-mail or word processing. The developers behind Bigboard and Gnome's 'online desktop' initiative think it's time our desktops started catching up. Read on to find an interview with Colin Walters, more information about Bigboard, the online desktop and the obligatory screencast showing it off!"
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RE[2]: Oh, how much we need Plan9
by aseigo on Mon 1st Oct 2007 00:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh, how much we need Plan9"
aseigo
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2005-07-06

> We'll have to trudge through this Web-2.0 era
> before we realize that the Web is a distribution
> medium, not an application environment, and we'll
> eventually end up thinking about networks in much
> the same way that Bell Labs did in the
> mid-nineties.

i couldn't agree more. =)

the value is not the web browser (seriously, uck!) but the dislocation of where you and your machine are (locality) and data access/delivery (information). particularly so when you can "mash" it up with local data at the same time.

oh well .. we'll get there eventually.

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