Good piece on the iPhone by Michael Parson in the U.K. Times:
There’s a pretty simple way to place a losing bet in the technology game. Try to build an alternative to the web, or try and pretend it’s not there. The brutal Darwinian politics of networking mean that the web, like the house, always wins. It’s always better, faster, and stronger. I think a good web experience is really the biggest weapon that Apple has smuggled into the carrier’s world via the iPhone — it’s a Trojan horse that brings the power of the web into their walled gardens. They don’t stand a chance.