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Given all the attention being devoted to Web-based applications, and all the hoopla around the web-desktop hybrid apps, I got together with Niall Kennedy to record the latest episode of Om & Niall PodSesssions, to ruminate on the question: are desktop applications are really dead. We don’t think they are, mostly because the beefier desktops (and notebooks) mean that you can do a lot of cool things with the processing power at our disposal now. You can download the podcast here, and while you are waiting for the file download to finish, take this easy poll. Paul Kedrosky disagrees with Mike Rundle’s response in the comments section.