While discussing the $9 CHIP computer, @ScottKinkoph brought up a good point about the performance of the CHIP. I assumed he was talking about web performance, and that’s when it me that the web has become a new monopoly.
Five years ago the argument was Microsoft Office. Was a platform relevant if it didn’t support Microsoft Office? Apple’s iOS platform proved that you didn’t have to have Microsoft Office to be useful.
Can a device be viable if it doesn’t have a browser?