The browser IS the modern thin client
IMHO this article misses the point that many modern applications and services have a web based front end, including a lot of the remote desktop solutions. As more customer data migrates to the cloud, storage is heading the same way. The low cost, simple to support Chromebook is making a browser based thin client into a useful and productive tool suitable for many types of user. Many app based solutions on iOS and Android are also browser based at heart.