On Asm.js — Acko.net.

A great perspective on the role of JavaScript in the future of the web. I don’t agree with all of it, but it’s certainly true that asm.js still feels like a clever hack, perhaps taken too far.

The ASCII/UTF-8 comparison to JavaScript/asm.js is something I hadn’t considered. That’s even more telling when you realize that ASCII has its roots in telegrams… Where will JavaScript be 100 years from now?