first came "The Desktop". then came "The Web". Somewhere along the
way, Shit Happened. mostly in the form of a cancer on society called
'capitalism' that allowed a two-bit company, that couldn't (by law!)
care one bit about anything but profit, to take over nearly every desktop
computer in the world. Everybody but us free software people is living in
a nightmare monoculture world, devoid of innovation, for nearly fifteen
going on twenty years.
With the advent and maturing of free software, the excitement and
innovation is coming back, along with the freedom and encouragement and
enjoyment of expression of creativity. And pyjamas and the original
Google Web Kit are classic examples that have the potential to accelerate
that process even more: making the web browser into just a desktop window,
or even bypassing the web server and web browser altogether.
all without having to know anything about HTML or the web, at all.
This article shows why that is, and outlines how and what needs to be
done to make it happen.