Thursday, May 6, 2010

The future of web browsers.

Here's a terse set of notes from a panel Q-and-A regarding the future of web browsers.

Naturally, each of the browser vendors was somewhat pushing their own agenda, but still there is lots of interesting stuff to read here. Unfortunately, the comments are not verbatim, but instead are the notes from an attendee, so they are substantially edited and condensed. It would be interesting to see a verbatim transcript of the panel.

It's a shame that Adobe wasn't on the panel, nor was Apple, and so the big hot question of the spring (iPhones vs Flash) didn't get discussed at all. However, there is this short set of notes from a separate interview with Adobe's Kevin Lynch, including:

We’re facing a time where there are some who want to wall off parts of the web and need to have approval. I don’t think that’s the role of a company. Apple is playing this strategy where they want to create a walled garden.

It's interesting to see the role reversal between Microsoft and Apple nowadays.

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