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Aug 23, 2005

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Will run CarFax report on any suggested replacements.
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Kottke's Future
There is an article over at that is quite interesting for the geeky out there. A few weeks ago he asked his audience where the web was going. My answer was to a cross platform, browser/desktop application. Today, it seems he agrees, mostly. It's a long article and gets kind of technical at points but worth the read.

Here's the idea...

So this is my best guess as to how an "operating system" based on the Web (which I will refer to as "WebOS") will work. There are three main parts to the system:

  • The Web browser (along with other browser-ish applications like Konfabulator) becomes the primary application interface through which the user views content, performs services, and manages data on their local machine and on the Web, often without even knowing the difference. Something like Firefox, Safari, or IE...ideally browser agnostic.
  • Web applications of the sort we're all familiar with: Gmail, Flickr, and Bloglines, as well as other applications that are making the Web an ever richer environment for getting stuff done. (And ideally all Ajaxed up to provide an experience closer to that of traditional desktop apps.)
  • A local Web server to handle the data delivery and content display from the local machine to the browser. This local server will likely be highly optimized for its task, but would be capable of running locally installed Web applications (e.g. a local copy of Gmail and all its associated data).
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Happy Happy Thoughts 22
My car will be ready...with new 3:30 today! Yay!
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Happy Happy Thoughts 21
4.5 days until cruise time!!
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