These words are not yours to subvert

It’s not often I post something solely to say “+1”, but this “short rant from Mark Pilgrim”:http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/10/16/oh-good-grief about Apple’s subversion of the term “web app” deserves every incoming link it can get. The money quote:
bq. Last week, in a stroke of breathtaking arrogance, Apple redefined “web apps” to mean sites designed for a single hardware platform
So, just let me be clear: “Web Apps”:http://my.opera.com/WebApplications/blog/ “are”:http://www.w3.org/tr/widgets “for”:http://widgets.opera.com/ “a multitude”:http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open “of”:http://docs.google.com/?um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wo&pli=1 “platforms”:http://pipes.yahoo.com/, “serving”:http://www.getlatlon.com/ “many”:http://www.flickr.com/ “different”:http://m.flickr.com/ “purposes”:http://m.facebook.com/. These words are not yours to subvert.

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  1. Today Apple announced that an SDK for developers are in the works (Apple Hot News), so we see that Apple is finally embracing the fact that web apps aren’t that cool.
    Absolutely a great move by them!