More and more of our computing happens through applications and Web sites out in the network. It's in the "cloud" to use the current trendy lingo.
One consequence is that we're starting to look at our clients differently. That's because they're increasingly a sort of window into the cloud rather than devices that run a lot of application-specific code and store a lot of application-specific data locally. Clients can therefore be "thinner," which is to say loaded with less software and less tailored to the needs and wants of a given user. … Read more