This piece was written by a Microsoft guy, and he references documents from the time that IE was strong and Microsoft threatened to make IE a true platform.
All of this was material was written and discussed 10 years ago. It's as though Google has awakened us from a 10 year sleep.
One thing is quite new though:
I'm still stuck on the notion that in less than two years Google will have a million-node computer operating as a single, optimized operating system for web-based applications.Ok, it's time for me to buy stock in Google. I know I'm a bit behind the curve, but, heck, it'll still make money.