[AoyW] There Is No 'WebOS Market'
Richard MacManus draws up a WebOS market review. It's premature to call it a market, especially given the untimely demise a few years back of startups like WebOS.com and Desktop.com.
A WebOS is a solution looking for a problem. The idea of making the desktop user experience (with its clumsy silo-style applications, and haystack of files & folders) appear on the web is completely wrongheaded. The web offers a user experience that transcends the desktop; even non-technical users get this.
Rather than pushing the desktop up to the worldwide web, we should be creating web environments that can live on your person—the always-on-you web.