WEB BASED APPLICATIONS are already vying with some traditional PC based applications software for users - Google Docs comes to mind - but in the future HTML5 might accelerate this into a trend that could wind up turning most users' PCs into thin clients totally dependent upon the web.
That's the message from Paul Cotton, the director of web services standards strategy at Microsoft, in an interview with our sister IT news web site V3.
We're not sure whether HTML5 web apps will actually replace native applications, but if this actually comes to pass, Microsoft might even have to start charging for its web browser again in order to continue making any money.
What goes around comes around, we guess. µ