Damien takes this and runs with it, saying that CouchDB is specifically intended to run in the client, and to provide a form of location transparency where your entire application can be running locally or remotely and you really don't know the difference except that perhaps some of your data is stale until you reconnect to the server.
This is the problem that CouchDB is designed to solve. Not just putting your data and apps into the cloud, but onto your laptop, your phone and your local office server. Fully query-able and editable in your browser, your data is available wherever you are, despite network outages, air travel or blocked access.I like how Damien implies that the cloud doesn't include just servers, but also your own machine - that your client machine is part of the cloud. It's a very different way of thinking about web architectures. I highly recommend you keep an eye on this space.