It was where people could run all the software needed to write papers, code programs, file taxes, manage files, and access the web. You can get by pretty well working entirely in a browser. You can work from any machine with internet access. Google has made Docs a functional offline office suite.
If there’s any computing that needed doing, a PC was usually the way to do it. You don’t have to be as vigilant about backing up your data. Streaming music services often let you pin certain files to maintain access to when offline.
Technology isn’t neutral, and they’re aware of this.
If you share the same concerns, this guide will help you take control of your digital life and only use the technology you need.
Avoiding the browser doesn’t mean your data is private.