Wired has an interesting article that makes us think about what we now take for granted – apps. “It…changed the way we think about software distribution and valuation.” It really did. It is hard to imagine having a Blackberry just a few years ago, and using the web with text based menus. When we went from ASCII based text on a screen at 300 bps to color pictures on Compuserve and America Online, it was amazing. We’ve done the same thing with smartphones, but it is even more meaningful. They become a part of us – an extension of our lives and our intelligence.
The Wired article about apps, the ecosystem, where we’ve been, and where we’re going is here.