This https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27880905 makes me think I really do need to flesh out my idea for an alternate web.
The "browser" would not be a do-anything virtual machine; it would only render a fixed set of pre-defined objects and events. It would only allow for handful of common activities: media consumption, social media, shopping. You might call it the API-fication of the web.
If my idea became really popular, it would absolutely crush innovation, but the benefits would be usability/readability.
@klardotsh Even if it were successful, there's nothing to stop Google or any company from releasing a really nice client that brings some unwanted features, but everyone adopts it because it's really nice…😋
But that's how it goes.
My goal would be to make it as backward as possible with existing tech, including writing a client in JS, so a site that wants to use the "API" could just load the browser, and the end user might not even know they're using it. 😋
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