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The end of applications?

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Thu August 10, 2006

End of Apps

Ever since the Internet became a practical reality for computer users, analysts and other technology luminaries have been predicting the end of software development as we know it. At first the belief centered around the concept of "thin clients:" users would onnly need to connect to a main server on a network and run their programs remotely. In recent years Web 2.0 concepts like blogs and wikis have lead some to believe that software as we know it is dead and that we should focus on making the hardware less expensive and easier to manage. Some people disagree, reports ZDNet. Fewer gains in computer speed may limit what new software can do, but it might be artificially limiting to say that no more real development is possible. The next few years may determine the ultimate fate of dedicated programs.



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