My system goes far less often down than my connection to the internet, and I do not see any changes in that for the forthcoming years. It happens every now and then that things do not work for a few hours… until a few days… or even weeks.
Net-downtime can kill your productivity much faster than pc-downtime when you make backups and all that (and improve it in other ways :ba:).
A pc is much more important to get work done than a connection to the internet.
Another reason could be broadening of available platforms. By making web based applications like that, you don’t have to worry about stuff like Mac/Windows/Linux… Heck, you can even open it up beyond that and say that it will likely work on phones and handhelds. Pretty much anything that supports a web browser… especially if they keep most of the technology server-side.
It’s cool, but what’s the use of Blender on a watch or phone? I can’t even browse the web on my phone because it’s so tiny. How would I manage all those vertices on such a tiny screen. Project them into a hologram in front of me and manipulate them in free space with my fingers? Yeah, that would be cool, but there’s still no watch needed for that. Heck, I haven’t been wearing a watch for over ten years now so it would not be an option for me anyway :ba:
Also, why would I worry about Mac/Windows/Linux? The ony reason people say that is because they are using Linux or a Mac. That’s your choice. Get program vendors to fix their sorry issues, but leave the rest of the world alone. There are better ways to kill performance than putting things into a webbrowser (whatever form it takes, it will always be slower, and computers are still not fast enough, never will be either, until some AI takes over and starts designing itself, but I don’t see that happening soon either).
I’m sure there are a multitude of other reasons… that was just what I came up with within the first 5 seconds of reading your post.
As you see, there are a multitude of ways to debunk them as well
(I might come across as angry or something but that’s because I’m in a hurry :p)