Matt Gemmell: ‘Apps vs. the Web’

Love this bit on “Frames of Interaction” and input scope:

We can cope with a surprisingly high degree of interaction frames, but we’re not optimised for it. Try running an operating system within a virtual machine, and tell me you’ve never made an error of input scope, sending a command to the host instead of the guest system or vice versa. Web apps within browsers are essentially the same situation.

Really smart piece.

Update: Fireballed; cached here.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011