Is this a good time or a bad time to be a Web Person? On the downside, there’s a real risk that the whole Internet vanishes into one App Store or another.
On the upside, there’s an explosion of new browser-based development and design tools. But explosions are dangerous to be near! I tend to pessimism, and think we’re in danger of losing some of the goodies that the browser as universal-interface brought to the Net, and to the people round the world who use it.
On the other hand, there are grounds for optimism.
My subject matter is a little scary, but I’ll try to be entertaining.