This is the exact argument that was made by certain commercial vendors
in the 1991-93 timeframe who tried to corner the web. They all failed.
Mark McCahill referred to this as the "monolithic internet." It was
rejected then; it will be rejected now.
On Dec 3, 2009, at 10:26 AM, Patrick Haggerty wrote:
> As an example: a user goes to comment on a blog post and is given
> the same tools in the same configuration with the same terminology
> and iconography as she had when she wrote a product review at
> another web site, which was the same interface she had while posting
> an update to a social network.
Michael Fraase, senior editor/ecommunications manager
College of Design, University of Minnesota
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