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Delivering a Web experience

A Fundamental Disconnect by Aaron Gustafson (aaron-gustafson.com) The fundamental problem with viewing JavaScript as the new VM is that it creates the illusion of control. Sure, if we are building an internal Web app, we might be able to dictate the OS/browser combination for all of our users and lock down their machines to prevent them from modifying those settings, but that’s not the reality on the open Web.   The fact is that we can’t absolutely rely on the…

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Why the Web is broken

Why the Web is broken by Donald Mcintosh (Donald Mcintosh) With so much to amuse us and enrich our lives on the web, it can seem at least misguided to suggest it is flawed. And yet, it is fundamentally flawed in many ways. Our entrapment by global platform providers is growing. We are losing our content, losing control of our online-selves and the sticky power of these platforms is increasingly difficult to resist.…

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How the Blog Broke the Web Movable Type didn’t just kill off blog customization. It (and its competitors) actively killed other forms of web production. Non-diarists — those folks with the old school librarian-style homepages — wanted those super-cool sidebar calendars just like the bloggers did. They were lured by the siren of easy use. So despite the fact that they weren’t writing daily diaries, they invested time and effort into migrating to this new platform. They soon learned the…

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