Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

The Pursuit of Appiness

Apps are whatever OSes say they are, app stores bundle services that need not come as a package, and tech pundits aren't asking the right questions. In particular, we should question assertions that app stores are necessary for security _combined_ with restrictions on web browser competitiveness and simultaneous claims that the web is an outlet for developers who find store policies unworkable.