The Web is dead, Long live the Internet

That's the title of a Wired article posted today. Here's the lead paragraph:

You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, andThe New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone. Another app. At work, you scroll through RSS feeds in a reader and have Skype and IM conversations. More apps. At the end of the day, you come home, make dinner while listening to Pandora, play some games on Xbox Live, and watch a movie on Netflix’s streaming service.

You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.

Coincidentally, Jame Kendrick posted a related article titled A Typical Day With a Superphone on JKOntheRun a few days ago. He's the type of person discussed in the Wired article.

The smartphone of today has become a powerhouse that fits in a pocket. That’s why some even refer to them as “superphones,”which is very appropriate. To demonstrate how useful the smartphone has become, I present this mini-chronicle of a typical day with my smartphone. I use the HTC EVO 4G, but there are many phones on the market that are just as capable (4G excepted).

What I find most interesting is that I do all the same activity, only I use my laptop.  I don't think I'll ever switch to a phone for any of my browsing. That size screen doesn't convey enough information at one time.

At some point I should do a post on the tabs and apps I have open at all times. It might be interesting.

About Nate Hoffelder (11809 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on The Web is dead, Long live the Internet

  1. I’m with you, Nate.

    Am on my Samsung netbook right now though I have a desktop here, but I love being able to use this little thing (10″) in every room and I currently have 14 tabs open at the same time and can go between them easily and would miss that on any non multi-tasker. And it does great with Hulu, ABC reruns, and Netflix. Since I use the USB ports and SD slot quite a bit due to several hobbies, it’s hard to imagine using a device that doesn’t have them, unless it’s just for a few minutes outside.

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