The future is: Change. Great thoughts by in incomparable Asymco:
“Once you change the method of distribution, the product has to change.”
“Create a platform and give people the freedom to create on it.”
Cross-reference great thoughts by MG Siegler:
“Build the app for people who have never used a personal computer. They are coming.”
Continued thought: The tool or system is more expensive and complex than the thing it helps produce.
For example: Windows XP* has 40 million lines of code. If the average line of code has five “words” in it, then Windows XP is the equivalent of a book of 200 million words. Or… if the average book has 350 words per page, then Windows XP is the equivalent of a 570,000 page book.
In other words: wow.
Conclusion: Get busy making mobile apps!
(* used only because we don’t know how many lines of code other OSes are)