Web as a Platform
Laszlo is an open source platform that enables companies to develop and deliver rich internet applications on the Internet. While I have never been a big fan of rich content -- till recently I used links to browse the web -- Laszlo blew my breath away.
With the Internet becoming an integral part of lives of people, the time seems ripe for the browser to become a full fledged platform. People should be able to use the browser to do most of their day to day computing tasks. I always thought this would happen somewhere in near future. Laszlo brings you the future.
Companies like Google should adopt Laszlo and Firefox while providing users with 10 gigabytes of space. This will allow users to slowly move their computing from the desktop to Google servers. It will do to accessing data what Hotmail did to email.
It will provide Google with an opportunity to really tie-in its users and also monetize its offerings. By tying up with Firefox, Google can counter Microsoft by providing users an alternative platform.