Thursday, 9 July 2009

Our portal to the web

I came across this article by Rohit Sharma via a Twitter by Wolff Olins. It's an interesting read and something I am unsure of. It does make me think are our brains now using more of their capacity learning all of these different programs, but then again as a speaker at a recent event I attended said. How many telephone numbers do we actually have memorised these days? So maybe it all evens out.

The browser is dead - long live the browser

Last summer, when I got my first iPhone, I found myself spending an equal amount of time downloading and installing various applications — some paid, some free — and using the excellent Safari browser to surf the web. Over the past few months, I realized that I was barely using my browser anymore, that the applications had gotten so much better that I was content to let them speed me to my web destinations.

Sometime in the past few weeks, I had an even bigger realization: The browser is dead. And it’s because all those apps that now monopolize my time have taken their pick of browser parts from the bin and blossomed into a phenomenon all their own.

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