WordPress 2.6 will implement a potentially very cool feature: Google Gears.
Here is what you get to see after you click on a catchy "Speed up!" link in WordPress 2.6 …
Basically, Google Gears is a browser addon that stores on your local computer some files, allowing for quicker (as in "immediate") access. Those files are stored in a local database that can re-sync to your online content when needed. So, basically, you don't even need to stay connected to the intarwebs to actually use online apps.
Too bad I couldn't test it myself yet. The Windows flavor of Google Gears is designed to run on XP or Vista, and my main box is running Win2000. My kids & wife's computer, running XP on a lower end machine, only spewed that "Local storage status: Error: Invalid manifest – * Line 1, Column 1 Syntax error: value, object or array expected." Will try as soon as I can :)
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