For many, the concept of web as platform really defines what Web 2.0 is all about. Today we now expect instant access to all of our digital information no matter where we are and what device we are using. We increasingly want to share it with others and combine it with other data in interesting ways.

We are seeing the death of the desktop. Digital information will be moving online, not locked away on some remote hard drive or server. In the near future I see myself using Zoho instead of Microsoft Office for much of my work.

The web as the platform has numerous benefits over the desktop application paradigm including:

  • Central storage of data
  • Easy sharing and collaboration
  • Hardware and OS agnostic

I have been reinvigorated in this new world of API’s, mash ups, widgets and Office 2.0.

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