Can Web Developers Scale?

McGrath's dream, linked by Henri:

"There's a huge pool of web developers with HTML and JS skills that can now contribute to desktop apps. Watch how fast GNOME and KDE advance when this happens."

Can Web Developers Scale?

It is obviously not a new story. Nicely commented by elanthis:

"That's like saying that there's a huge pool of high-school physics teacher who can now contribute to solving cold fusion. [..]"

Really I admire talented web devs. But I think while most of developers are web developers, most brilliant developers are not the web ones. And Oh, I remember Aaron having some fun when noticing people are excited that drag and drop works in their nice browser-is-my-desktop paradigm. I had too. And still have, say, after noting that just dragged random static graphical element in a browser by accident.