The Web is the Operating System

September 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Posted in Computers, Economoney, Internet, Software, Technology, Web Apps, Web Design | Leave a comment

It’s curious how technology evolves. Microsoft’s founder famously discounted the value of the Internet, favouring a closed network (MSN, like Compuserve). Web browsers arose and became a portal to the world. Then the desktop. And now the OS. Mozilla is developing a smartphone operating system built from HTML5, the language of web page design. Apps are web apps without OS restrictions. The message becomes the medium.

The point? Smart phones at 1/3 to 1/6th the price. Smart phones for the rest of the world. Including that Masai warrior.

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