Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What's Wrong With 'X Is Dead' - Science and Tech - The Atlantic

More on the latest Wired cover story controversy

Technologies die violent deaths less often than we think.
This is the basic problem with the Chris Anderson-anchored Wired cover story, "The Web is Dead." If you think about technology as a series of waves, each displacing the last, perhaps the rise of mobile apps would lead you to conclude that the browser-based web is a goner.
But the browser-based web is not a goner. It's still experiencing substantial growth -- as BoingBoing's Rob Beschizza showed with his excellent recasting of Wired's data -- and that should be one big clue that the technological worldview that says, "The new inevitably destroys the old," is fundamentally flawed.

What's Wrong With 'X Is Dead' - Science and Tech - The Atlantic

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