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So, who will win? The writers of network apps, like eBay, or the writers of rich client apps? Certainly both can win, after all there's so many computers out there mostly connected, mostly very powerful.
Why did Microsoft stall on MSIE? For the very reason they couldn't sell more OSs — who needs an OS when they're on the web?
Not that I fancy taking on Microsoft, but surely they're missing something here?
And there's Nokia investing in Mozila.
Was Russel Beattie right when he says that the US are ignoring the mobile phone as a platform?
"There are lessons here for manufacturers concentrating on making phones as smart and function-filled as possible.
These include increasing the amount of space for storing texts, giving more indication of where calls are coming from and a better way of ordering all the information people are increasingly storing on phones."
And from the RSS-Dev group Julian Bond asks, "Digital cameras use a different scheme don't they?
I have this dream that cellphone cameras will automatically embed geo lat/long data and time into the pictures they take before posting them onwards. It would be good if this was standardised early. If it hasn't already been done."
(via Andrew NewMan)
More grist for the RSS 1.0 boys.