"As you know I've been asking a question pretty persistently -- where did the
apps go? Specifically where did the writing tools go? Before the web, there was
a deep market for software writing tools, all kinds of word processors, text
editors, desktop publishing tools, even spreadsheets and database software were
used to write. Yet few of those tools transitioned to the web.
In the early years of the web, we thought it was very innovative for
browser-based apps to create and write for public websites, which eventually
became blogs, entirely through web forms in the browers. It was such a miracle,
look at how easy it is! -- that we overlooked that as a writing tool, the web
browser is pretty awful. We know how to do it so much better! Why didn't we?
Why don't we do it now?"
Via Esther Schindler.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics