What exactly is ‘the mobile web’? (and what does it mean for web literacy?)

John Gruber has written a response to Chris Dixon’s post worrying about the decline of the ‘mobile web’. Basically, Chris thinks the ‘decline’ of web apps in favour of native apps is a big deal, and John doesn’t.


This issue is obviously a big deal for me for a couple of reasons. First, I’m a paid contributor to the Mozilla project (and if I wasn’t, I’d be an unpaid contributor). Second, I work on web literacy. As a result, knowing what we mean by the ‘mobile web’ is kind of important for the work I’m leading - especially around the Web Literacy Map. You can’t have a map of what’s worth knowing about web literacy if your definition of either ‘web’ or ‘literacy’ is inaccurate.


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