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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
• By Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff
• Wired September 2010

I found Chris’s viewpoint to be very interesting and has sparked a lot of debate during lunch and coffee breaks

Chris wrote as follows:
“ You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your Smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix’s streaming service.

You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone. “
Well it does seem with the proliferation of smartphones and better hand held devices the APP has definitely changed the way we communicate and surf the web
I use the apps everyday and it simplifies my life and you don't realize that you have not used your laptop until you either need to print something or there is a special program that resides on your laptop.

Apple has made great strides in the APP category, followed by Google Android. RIM is being left behind but they are working feverishly to create more APPs especially if the touted BlackPad is to come out.

The Internet has always been the connectivity network and not the content or the applications. Hence, the Web is the application and content network. With the Internet extended by fiber, wires, copper landlines, or wireless the access to instant on anytime, anywhere, anytime has now become the term to define how we use the APPS on our devices.

Now with the promise of clouding computing starting to work its way into our daily experience, things will change even more so the next few years.