Originally Posted by star-fish
Your whole post is ridiculous in so many ways...possibly a new world record.
I was hoping you had the intelligence to understand I was (semi) kidding about, I'm pretty happy today thanks to aapl, not even a bellend such as yourself will get me down
Joking aside, I do not use the web on my laptop as much as I did prior to the iPhone, thats a fact. And as more companies create apps the less inclination I have to pull up the browser.
The web is also a coagulation of god awful technologies that move like molasses. Give me a choice of cocoa & web (as a user) I will take the cocoa any day.
Also, I am a developer who has used most popular web technologies, and I write cocoa/objective c and I can tell you now I will never touch a web technology again in my life if I can. I spent my much of my time in web tech creating frameworks that make the web work more like apple, but ya know, whats the point, I love apples tools, and i gel with their philosophies.
My point is that as a developer and a consumer my preference is for cocoa based app every time.
So why should I care for web technologies on my pocket computer? The answer is I dont much, and less so each time a new app is released. To me an app has become the equivalent of a website, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this shift of thinking.
Now take the fact that the future of computing is in your pocket, and you can see that although I joked "the web is dead" it certainly gives some pause for thought. Least it should if you had any sense.
As an example the facebook iphone app is widely regarded amongst my friends as better that the web version, it's stripped down, refined, comes attached to a camera, and most importantly is in my pocket.