I've never fully understood the implications of the "browser-as-operating-system" shift, but it seems… bad? As though someone thought "what if web developer's problems were everyone's problems?"
@stephen It works really well for schools and chromebooks, I understand.
It means that if you spill coffee on your chromebook, all your stuff is still on the school server.
But uh, that's only one possible interpretation of "browser as operating system"
@stephen Let's make a safe space for people to exchange content that creates a shield between the OS and the content. We'll call this a browser.
Now, let's put the OS in the enclosure.
@stephen the absolute worst part of it is the lack of interoperability/composability: you don't have tools that you can employ your creativity to put together to do new things, you just have a bunch of siloed views into remote services that basically treat your computer as a thin client, only a thin client communicates with an actual OS, not a bunch of narrow arbitrary leaky abstractions
this is a fundamental limitation on the power of contemporary user-facing systems that the web has created
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