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Post-Web World

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments

“The web is dead.” Wired has made this bold claim with this month’s cover story.  The evidence: more and more, people are connecting the information and services they need via apps and internet-fed devices without actually calling on a web browser.  They see this trend continuing into a future where the web as we know it is relegated to the status of postcards or telegrams.

As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work.  - Chris Anderson

While I agree that our traditional way of browsing is on the decline, I don’t think the web itself is leaving.  To the contrary, devices like the iPad and iPhone bring the web browsing experience closer to us than ever before and in more places.  We can now pull up a browser on a far more intimate device than a computer, making for more meaningful browsing sessions.  Perhaps the future will see the old web as something more akin to a library catalogue system, then, useful only for more in depth research?

Well worth the read if you are curious about the future of our connected hive-mind.

Tags: Emerging Technologies · Future Media · State of the Net

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