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Re: [] Welcome back to

From: Luis Villa
Subject: Re: [] Welcome back to
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:05:27 -0700

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Mike Linksvayer <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 15:02, Luis Villa <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Maybe a good starting point would be a status check now that the group
>> is rebooted- how have things improved/gotten worse since
>> booted up the first time? Hell, I don't even remember when that was
>> now... so maybe that would be a good exercise :)
>> (Sounds like a job for... etherpad! ;)
> I'm pretty sure we used gobbly at Franklin St. What does obviousness
> of etherpad say about what has changed? It probably was already
> obvious the web had won for a long time; now it is just mopping up.

In the specific case, Gobby only really works for simultaneous
editing. Etherpad (or a good wiki (hah!)) are better for async
editing. Or maybe to put it better: you've always needed a server for
async collaboration. And once you've got a server, you might as well
make it a webserver.

In the more general case, I think you're basically right, but I'd add
that it isn't mopping up everywhere- where rich, deep UIs can be
quickly, reliably, and easily developed and provisioned, they are
holding their own. It's to the great shame of the free desktop that
none of those adjectives apply to free desktop apps.


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