Scoble's conundrum

His conundrum is that he loves both Web services (browser based applications) and Windows applications and can't seem to pick a one-size-fits-all preference. Apparently some of his readers noticed that and are calling him to task on it.

"Some see my condundrum as being one brought upon by where I work. OK, it certainly is a possibility that I'm drinking the Redmond Koolaid," (from Scobelizer)

Read Scoble's whole post, it has a very good perspective, and actually I totally agree with the dilemma. Maybe it's not a dilemma at all. Maybe it's not being religious and just picking the best tool for the job, balancing all factors relevant to you. Whether it's Windows or Web is one of many characteristics, and not at all the most important one.

I wrote about this recently over on the BlogBridge blog:

"I am not going to tell you that having an application is always better than being a web site - and I am not necessarily agreeing with the opposite either." (Click on the link to read the rest)

If you review my post comparing it with Robert's you see some similar and some different reasons cited, but the overall sentiment and conclusion to be the same.

Hey Robert, forget about the Redmond Koolaid, that too is just one factor.

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Posted on October 4, 2005 and filed under BlogBridge, Technology.