Over at Om’s site Mike Rundle says it’s understandable why VCs (and journalists) are so enthused about web-based apps: they don’t “produce” things, so they don’t need desktop horsepower. Real people, he argues, the sorts who produce real things, will always use desktop apps. Sayeth Mike:
We’ll never see design, audio, or video professionals use web-based versions of the applications they use to PRODUCE things because that’s totally impractical and ridiculous.
True of false? I say False. Way back when there was a time when people would have said that editing text in WYSIWYG was a CPU-bound task that required a desktop application, but times have a-changed. I have no doubt that the same thing will happen, sooner rather than later, to many tasks, like audio-editing, that are currently deemed now-and-forever desktop apps.
Agree or disagree? Tell me.