In the evolution of Quality, Compliance and EHS systems, we've seen several incarnations of software platforms over the years. In the "good old days" it was client-server models. Before that, it was word of mouth, spreadsheets, and "folklore". Then came along the Web (thank you Mr. Gore). With the advent of the Web, more and more systems became accessible on a different level. Thin clients pushed data out to the far reaches of the world, or at least as far as your Ethernet cable would let you go.