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http://staging.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/06/15/010615hncooper.xml?Template=/storypages/printfriendly.html


Cooper: My advice to Microsoft is to abandon the browser. The browser is a red herring; it's a dead end. The idea of having batched processing inside a very stupid program that's controlled remotely is a software architecture that was invented about 25 years ago by IBM, and was abandoned about 20 years ago because it's a bad architecture. We've gone tremendously retrograde by bringing in Web browsers. Now we have an infinite variety of computers all around the world and an infinite variety of remote sites all around the world. That's the power. And the power would be greater and the capabilities would be three orders of magnitude greater if we could get rid of this old, stupid, stinking technology of browsers. We have stepped backward in terms of user interface, capability, and the breadth of our thinking about what we could do as a civilization. The browser is a very weak and stupid program because it was written as essentially a master's thesis inside a university and as an experiment. Internet Explorer is nothing more than a master's thesis program.


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The thread that I might wanna see it ressurected is 'My Education is BS' I would like to read the thread again. This time, I beg of everyone, just give me your best shot. C'mon, be true to yourself and give me your best shot is all I ask for...........
 
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interesting article, but i dont quite understand the quote. if you do away with browsers whats the alternative?
 
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Rant is the word that comes to mind.
 
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Uh, ah, sounds like I (Me) am back a few years, arguing with another client (C)...
C: I want this website be cool. I want these windows fly from the left (inside the browser), and everything resize automatically, and blah-blah-blah
Me: Sure, that'll probably take us a while to build, because...
C: But I saw this been done. Microsoft can do it
Me: :roll:
As much as I can appreciate what the author has done, he's obviously doesn't understand the simplest thing about computers (and I can see why, he's, after all, a UI designer): the complexity is not reduced, it is increased. Sure, from a fly-buy-HTML-designer stand point...he could do this on Compuserve 20 years ago...why didn't he stay with Compuserve then? :roll:
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[ December 15, 2002: Message edited by: Shura Balaganov ]
 
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