While it may be exciting to see Microsoft jumping aboard the web-based application bandwagon, something that I am experiencing right now reminds me why I think there is still a strong place for rich “smart” clients.
There is an important piece of information in an email someone sent me and when I try to login to GMail I get…
Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
At least with a rich client like Outlook, I would have had that email on my local machine. I also use Yahoo Notepad for important information and have had that site be down a few times when I needed a critical piece of information. It makes me realize that I shouldn’t trust these services to host my important data. I want it on my own machine where I can get to it.