I kinda get the complaints (e.g. andregarzia.com/2020/03/privat) about Apple killing PWAs but I don't feel strongly about it, largely because I've stopped caring about the web as an application platform.

We've been trying this web apps thing for over a decade, and a few things should be abundantly clear by now:

- Web apps will always have worse UX than nice native apps. The barrier to entry may be low, but so is the ceiling on what you can build
- The web fundamentally assumes a client-server paradigm no matter what you tack onto it, making it a bad fit if you care about privacy
- Anything we add to browsers can and will be used for adtech/surveillance

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The web is great for static information pages and low-fi UI prototyping, but for everything else just use the native toolkit.

Conclusion: Fuck web apps, native GTK rules. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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@AbbieNormal @tbernard hey, it's the second time I hear you say that phrase; is it some idiomatic expression I don't know? It seems to mean approval?

@bugaevc @tbernard

maybe it's the Mexican wave

It's stronger than an applause !

Like, I'm holding a lighter up in the sky and I'm swinging left and right !!

Like in a concert !

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