Re: A Ubiquitous Weapon for Mass Distraction and Destruction and Disruptive Creation?
I think it's more of a reference to how many tasks that used to be done in specific programs launched from the OS have migrated to web pages, web clients etc.
For most people, the OS is primarily a means of getting to the things you want the computer to actually do. Browsers are now doing very much the same thing for a hell of a lot of use-cases.
Unsurprisingly, there is an XKCD for this - https://xkcd.com/934/
I'm sure you & Jake can suggest actions that a browser cannot do, but speaking generally, I believe I'm correct.