Saturday, March 26, 2011

Will the Web have a place in a world full of apps? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

Excerpt from a timely app/Web reality check

In other words, the fight between apps and the Web will be rendered moot. The two modes of getting online will become indistinguishable—you'll reach for the Web or apps or both, depending on the device you're using. The more relevant issue is that we'll all be getting online more, and for all kinds of tasks—listening to music, watching movies, reading books, playing games, doing office work, and communicating with friends and colleagues. Sun Microsystems' old slogan, "the network is the computer," gets truer every day. (It's telling that the slogan outlived the company.)

Will the Web have a place in a world full of apps? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

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