Monday, September 13, 2010

The Accelerated Web?

Knowing that graphics drivers and libraries are complicated programs written in “unsafe” languages, and in light of the fact that the Web is dead, it seems to me that the main effect of adding hardware graphics acceleration to web browsers will be more security problems. It also seems likely that, in my typical use cases, I'm more likely to see meaningful performance degradation than enhancement from the addition of graphics acceleration (in the form of slower loading times, rendering bugs, etc).

(The Wired article, of course, is typical Wired bluster. The web isn't dead to anyone that doesn't equate life with world domination.)

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