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So we're back to web apps vs. desktop apps? An iPad app is installed software running against a native OS API, so I'm not sure why it's singled out when it's just another form factor for a desktop.

Browser based software sucks for a few reasons, but I'm not sure the most glaring were mentioned. It's also fantastic for many other reasons some apps are awesome on the web.

You can write a photoshop app for the browser, but why would you want to? Certain apps belong on the desktop, so let's not blame the web for that...unless you're one of those people who thought desktop apps were dead.

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