becomes widespread and very fast, so the major software companies will increasingly take advantage of the ability to offer us all online applications. Why bother to buy Microsoft Office for £400 if you can pay a few pence to use the very latest version of Word in your browser, and save the files back to your hard drive?
For people who only write the occasional letter, or want a spreadsheet once every so often it will be an attractive proposition. Likewise, if you want to design your own website, why not do it online, via Internet Explorer of FireFox, at a fraction of the cost of buying your own copy of say, DreamWeaver?
The internet is now firmly embedded in the fabric of our society, and we'll use it more and more.