If you compare the size of the one requisite browser with all of the thick-client apps totalled up, I think you'll see that the size of the browser is pretty thin, after all.

However, this is a completely moot point. Everyone has a browser (if not multiple browsers) on their PC or other device already. So the size of the browser is really a non-issue, since it's going to be there anyway.

Also, when you update applications that run in a browser, you don't have to update them on each PC. Not sure if you've ever written applications that run on PCs, and had to update every PC each time there was a change, and had to worry about some being out of date for a while until updates were applied, and all of the other complications of thick-client software, but I have... it's not fun. And is not an issue with browser-based software.

On 1/23/2014 2:05 PM, Monnier, Gary wrote:
Here's some fuel for the fire...

A colleague at another company once said "If you think a Browser is
thin client, think again. If you don't believe me just look at the size
of a web browser. You'll see it is pretty thick!"

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