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> The dot-com crash showed us that the eyeball-based business model was a failure.

That would be more convincing if it weren't hosted in a web page supported by an ad about half an inch away. The only failure was the market's ridiculous valuations for startups that would have been viable businesses if kept smaller.

As for on-page interactions vs. pageviews, yeah, that's one of many drawbacks to releasing a crippled javascript-only application instead of semantic resources that have URLs and actually become part of the web.




> that's one of many drawbacks to releasing a crippled javascript-only application instead of semantic resources that have URLs and actually become part of the web.

yeah, crippled applications, just like gmail?


Gmail can be forgiven for not contributing useful content to the web at large. Everyone expects email to be private and not really available for repurposing. Anyway, gmail was written competently and it works well without scripting turned on, though its URLs aren't as RESTful as they could be.

But something like a public blog with content thoroughly entombed in a gmail-like interface would suck. Which doesn't stop people from doing it.




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