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NewsForge: Three Reasons Why Internet-based Applications are a Bad Idea

Oct 19, 2005, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"We've all heard the hype about how Sun and Google may someday, somehow, produce a version of StarOffice or OpenOffice.org that you'll access online through your browser instead of installing an office suite on your hard drive. Even though I think 'The Network is the Computer' makes a fine marketing slogan, I am still going to keep most of my software where it belongs: on my own computer. Here are three reasons why.

"1. Peering agreement falls apart

"You probably heard about the dispute between Cogent and Level 3 that cut off Net access for a lot of people..."

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