Thin clients are so hot right now
Mircrosoft blogger, the Scobelizer (Robert Scoble), disses on the think client
a few popular bloggers disagree
. The thick client will not last (not even for the 10+ years Scoble thinks WinFS will add to the thick client life span) because having to install software on your machine can be a pain and a user will almost always go for the thin client if they can get the same functionality. I got a fever and the only medicine is more thin clients!