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Final SG - The Web Is Dead Explain why the web is dead and...

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The Web Is Dead - Explain why the web is dead and the changes in the world over the past 20 years in this realm o The web is dead because of all the new technologies out there. There are pretty much apps for everything whether it’s on your smart phone, TV, iPad, or iPod you use to have to use the web for daily activities that you now do with handheld devices using the web to mobile (app) computing 75% of US page views are accounted for by the top ten websites Using closed proprietary networks vs. the web - Be able to compare and contrast the “fault” arguments: Andersen’s “Us” vs. Wolff’s “Them” o Andersen thinks that users are responsible for the move away from the web o Wolff thinks that media moguls are responsible for the move away from the web - Be able to use examples from the article that illustrate each author’s arguments o Andersen talks about us using our iPad to check the news using a CNN app, check our e-mail and facebook using different apps, and using Pandora or a podcast on the way to work, all using the internet without the web o Wolff says because 75% of the US page views are accounted for by the top ten sites, that in theory you have a few successful individuals controlling hundreds of millions of people Also iTunes and Steve jobs taking over the mass of the music industry Why $0.00 is the Future of Business - What is “Freeconomics?” o Business models based on making money by giving things away for free - What is Anderson’s argument regarding the economics of bandwidth, storage, etc? o Bandwith and storage are dropping faster than the price of a unit of processing power which shows trends that the cost of doing business online is almost at zero - Be able to discuss the concept of “wasting transistors.” o Mead’s law says that every 18 months the price of a transistor would halve. In the 1960’s they were tens of dollars and now they are about 0.000001. o Moore’s law says that every 18 months a unit of processing power will halve o Wasting transistors is the idea that by using tons of transistors for silly things like user interface, you could make it more simple to do complex tasks and that even children would be able to use a computer - What is the penny gap? What is the psychological issue between .01 and free?
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