The virtual machine of the Internet

From Douglas Crockford’s talk The State and Future of JavaScript:

There’s pressure to make it [i.e. JavaScript] a better compilation target. Now, this is a big surprise. Everybody thought that the Java VM was going to be the VM of the Internet, but it turns out that JavaScript language is the VM [ virtual machine ] of the internet. People are writing in Java, and Python, and lots of other languages, and then translating it into JavaScript because JavaScript, for all of its security problems, actually has a much better security model than everybody else.

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