On the future of software

Today in my e-mail I received my Knowledge at Wharton with this particular article that discusses Software’s future: melding the web and the desktop.

Here’s a snippet: “the big question isn’t whether this desktop/webtop hybrid is the future. That … is a “virtual certainty.” The question is which company — Microsoft, Adobe or Google — will provide the best platform for developing this next generation of software. The blueprint for this hybrid software model is still being drawn and, while all the major players have moved toward merging features of the desktop with the web, the details of each company’s approach are quite different”.

It remains to be seen whether the future will be determined by these giant IT behemoths or whether some relatively obscure player will come along with something even more radical and appealing …. monkeys, keep typing away!


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