2008.04.15

According to Russell Beattie, it’s the end of Mowser.

I’d never even heard of Mowser. Granted, I’ve not been that deeply involved in the mobile web as I used to be, or as much as Russell has been, but years ago I followed Russell fairly closely. I think around 2003 or so he started reading my blog, and I then started reading his, and I took an interest in what he was doing. In my eyes he was the expert on the mobile web.

But as he says, today, the mobile web is (to many people) an iPhone, and I think that’s ok, and I think iPhone users who have tried to use the mobile web previously would agree with that. I know people who would have never used or even attempted to use something call “the mobile web” but the fact that they now have an iPhone and it has “the internet on it” is all it takes…

I tend to not think of myself as an Apple fan-boy, I do believe they got the mobile internet experience right on the iPhone. Who knows? Maybe someday I’ll get one and see if that changes my opinion.

3 Responses to “The end of what?”

  1. KeVroNNo Gravatar says:

    I have never heard of mowser either, but you will break down and get an iPhone because they facilitate the most amazing mobile web experience ever designed by man (if Steve Jobs is still classified as such).

  2. It’s about Freedom.
    All I want is a phone that can do the web freely. I want a phone that I can move songs and rings and pictures to and from freely. I want a flag-waving, hot-dog eating liberty phone so that when I want to set the ringtone to the star-spangled banner, it doesn’t cost me data charges.

    I have a computer. I have a phone. I have a cable. What do you mean, I have to pay you before the two can interact?

    What is this Mowser you’re talking about. Isn’t he one of the bosses from the American Super Mario Brothers 2?

  3. Gabe, I chose a Nokia phone running the Symbian Series 60 OS for just those reasons, the freedom to do what I want with it without all the usage tax.

    KeVroN, I’ll get an iPhone when I see it as an affordable option, and if the platform is open enough for me.

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