Killing the web

5th January 2021 at 8:28am

The infernal trio HTML/CSS/JS has to die.

Building a web browser is impossible and so is building an OS. But the web became popular because it is the simplest way to distribute your content and app.

It was too hard to build an app to distribute on Windows, MacOS and Linux because of a lack of standard on how to draw the GUI, access the file system, etc.

But web development was not made for how we are using it now and it's just a big pile of crap right now.

  1. It should be dead simple to distribute content (eg. static content).
  2. It should be easy to build apps.
  3. It should be not too hard to build a platform.

Related to

Backlinks: Authoring while browsing the web, Centralisation is a danger to democracy by Michał “rysiek” Woźniak, Community-based information networks, Local-first software by Ink & Switch, My comments on Alan Kay about Web Browsers as document viewers, Preventing the Collapse of Civilization - Jonathan Blow, Software Disenchantement - Nikita, Web browsers are becoming OS, Web of Alexandria