Yesterday, news of the Web Assembly initiative broke:
- TechCrunch: Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web
- Ars Technica: The Web is getting its bytecode: WebAssembly
Now, "weight" is a subjective term, and it wouldn't be hard to imagine one or all of these companies not putting enough force behind this to make it a success. But if they really do all commit significant resources to this kind of effort, there's a real chance that this could be a moment in the history of the web that we look back on as a turning point.
It's still too early to have much of an opinion, but I'm interested to see where this goes.