Mark Baker says Adobe Apollo would be...
so much better had they simply innovated on top of the WebI don't understand how Apollo is not "innovating on top of the web". Sure, it is not *solely* on top of the web. But the browser is not *solely* on top of the web either, is it? I mean the browser accesses the desktop. Apollo apps can do the same, only as a developer I can use Apollo's desktop abilities to go beyond the browser's desktop abilities.
Is one (the browser) a good "web" use of the desktop, but the other (Apollo) not a good "web" use of the desktop? Why or why not?
Apollo simply points out how badly the browser generally sucks and essentially stagnated. Working groups or whatever, there is some catching up to do, on top of the web or not.
Over time I expect to be able to browse in Apollo as well as run all kinds of other, more expressive applications that are "on the web" or even off. At some point down the road turning off Firefox could be an option.