> ...When it comes to a Web browser I've found Netscape better
> then MSIE. But this Plug-In thing has started me thinking and worrying
> about what's to come. In the last few weeks we've been told that
> plug-ins will let us do almost anything. The next evolution of the Web.
> But how many are we going to need?
> One to read Acrobat files.
> One to view QuickTime movies.
> One for VRML 3-D viewing.
> Director for presentations.
> Shockwave on top of Director.
> RealAudio to hear audio streams.
> Formula One Net to view spreadsheets.
Okay... I may be missing something here but.... how are you viewing this
data today?? my best guess is one of two...
A] You have helper apps to process the data
B] You simply ignore the data
Well if its "B", then whats the problem? continue to ignore it, and if its
"A", trash the 'external' helper app and replace it with an 'internal'
Quote:> God only knows what is next. Am I the only one who sees a pattern here?
> This is going to quickly get out of control.
Out of control? the way I see it, this will allow the *content providers*
to use whatever 'format' they like best - Make it 'easy' for *them* and
they will offer more content or on the inverse make it tough for them and
they might choose to offer less - it's like me telling you to do this
'wordprocessing' *BUT* you can use 'insert you favorite WP' *instead* you
*MUST* use WordStar 2000 (sorry in advance to all you WordStar 2000 fans
=-). You'd have to do it but... your gonna drag your feet cause its not
what you usually work with.
Quote:> Each site is going to have its own way of displaying information.
> And we'll all have to have a hard
> drive full of Plug-ins just to view these sites.
Well since I just got a 1GIG HD for ~ $300.00 all I can say is - DEVELOP
THOSE PLUG-IN'S!!! I'VE GOT THE SPACE!!! =-) (and do the world a favor,
make em cross platform) Plug-ins do *NOT* take up RAM when they are *NOT*
in use!, so I could care less how many plug-in's I have - In fact, the
more I have the happier I I'll be - Nothing's nicer than a HD packed with
a ton of software. =-)
Now the home of Plug-In Plaza!
P.S. Check out the latest story on BrowserWatch - My site was just hit
by the 1st beta of Netscape 2.0 GOLD! (from a computer inside the
netscape domain) if the past is any indication we may see a beta
this weekend or next...