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Five Reasons Why The Mobile Web Sucks

Scott Karp vents: Five Reasons Why The Mobile Web Sucks. Comments from readers suggest the problem is not as dire as Scott states (a few lay suggest the languishing mobile web is a US problem). The reality is, however, that in spite of the problems of mobile web access, people are still using it. It’s a developing concept that will continue to improve – a new genre of devices (ipod touch, iphone) helps. It’s important to recognize that criticism of current status does little to alter long-term progress. Remember the web in year 1? No images. No search engines. Limited interactivity. Access was very slow. But, sitting in a computer lab, reading a document on a server thousands of miles away, was proof of concept. It worked. Glitches had to be attended to, but the experience was sufficiently memorable to ensure long term viability.

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  1. mrsdurff wrote:

    there is no excuse for foul language and it will not be in my rss aggregator – i have unsubscribed

    Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 8:56 pm | Permalink
  2. Well, Mrs. Durff, you certainly have every right to unsubscribe. I’m curious, however, what the foul language was in the post…If it’s the word “sucks”, then you have an admirably sensitive disposition.

    Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 9:45 pm | Permalink