Good review of the Apple App store. The app store and the iPhone are what finally caused me to put aside me disinterest in “The Mobile Web” that we’ve been hearing so much about for 10+ years.
“Web 2.0–or its business cousin Enterprise 2.0–sounds great on the surface. Who doesn’t like lightweight applications, users who become de facto developers and content creators and authentic market intelligence? Businesses would be silly to not jump head first into these newfangled technologies right? Not so fast. There are big risks to companies both large and small and few are paying attention.”
“‘All the stars aligned on this,’ Jennifer Chayes, managing director of the lab, told Computerworld. ‘I think it is really the time to bring together the harder sciences — the algorithmic and mathematical science part of computer science and physics — together with the social sciences, like economics and psychology.'”