Phones will kill the Internet, but not databases
That was the way it was shown in the Musings in Process list, but times have changed. A couple of weeks on the calendar, but eons in system time. We now have ChromeOS, so my musing was almost right; might still be eventually, but for the near- to mid-term, it looks now as though the netbook may well rule the roost.
The netbook means it's back to the future (well, the 1970's anyway). The netbook means that host/terminal computing has won. Took a while, but won it has. Now, the world will look like the XTerm world of the 80's. M$'s worst nightmare. Odd thing is, as I type this, ARM's share price is going down and so is Texas Instruments. Both are mentioned in articles about ChromeOS and how it will run. That I can't explain.
In any case, high normal form databases serving, effectively, XTerms is as close to Nirvana as one could hope for.
Tick. Tick. Tick.