I’ve received a lot of good feedback for my initial post about Chrome comparing its “Microsoft Killer” hype to the GTalk (now mostly defunct) launch a few years ago.
However, I’ve also heard from several folks who disagree (like Asaf for example).
The main point of the Chrome supporters is that advanced AJAX execution capabilities, coupled with Google Gears offlining capabilities and bundled in a browser provides a platform for next-gen web cloud applications that can seamlessly work online and offline.
Can you really believe that the future is in technology standards set by W3C and updated once, maybe twice a decade?!
It’s W3C’s inability to keep up that is driving companies to develop their own proprietary standards to lead today’s technological trends – Adobe with Flex and Air and Microsoft with Silverlight.
And maybe we’re going towards a browser-less future were we have AIR\Silverlight cloud enabled applications running on our OS?
But hey, we’ve had the same story with a boring featureless (sorry, plain and simple) chat program a few years ago 😉