Surviving The Web 2.0 Island: Can Web-based Applications Outwit, Outplay, Outlast the Desktop?
Let me start this post with a quick question: Is there anyone among you that tried, at least once, to work for a certain period of time using a web based suite of productivity applications? Whether you are going to answer yes or no to this, here's another question: Do you think such applications could actually replace traditional, desktop based ones? Personally, I haven't had the pleasure to involve myself in such an experiment, so I cannot give you an answer to this, but I've got a friend who actually did, and his name is Oliver Rist.
Why do I always say yes to these things? "Live a week in a browser," my editor says. "It'll be fun," he says. No access to my Microsoft Office apps, just the Web 2.0 equivalents that seem to be popping up like gaffes at a Bush press conference.
Like always, Oliver pubbed a wonderful piece of work. Definitely worth the read if you've been thinking about the possibility of replacing your desktop productivity suite with a web based one.