GenuineVC David Beisel's Perspective on Digital Change

August 29, 2005

Coincidentally (or maybe not so) in the past week, I’ve been in a few conversations about more and more apps coming to a browser near you enabled by Ajax – namely an alternative to the Microsoft Office suite. Paolo Massa is working on AjaxOffice and Writely is an alternative to Word already available in beta. Which begs the question – where is all of this data going to be stored? Flickr already stores my photos, but what about every other filetype? Perhaps it would be better if all of my own files were tagged and stored remotely, as Jesse Andrews suggests, “Web 2.0 needs Data 2.0! A del.icio.us for files.” Will the browser finally render my OS inconsequential and break the MS stronghold? I am not saying that these ideas/plans aren’t without concerns, but they are definitely thought-provoking.

UPDATE: It’s tough to continually monitor the blogosphere for everything relevant to a conversation. Case in point, last night I as I was catching up, I saw this post by Robert Scoble and the follow-up by Om Malik debating the role of thin clients. Also, read Richard MacManus’s thoughtful piece as well.

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    @graysky yeah me and my wife got into it too
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    one of the best tech blog posts in a while “@soundboy: My talk from YC startup school - http://t.co/PeydOsWd2K”
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    RT @andrewparker: This @soundboy post has so many great quotable nuggets. But rather than tearing it into sound bites, just read it: http:…

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