*great* post. the ranks of web developer evangelists may be thinning a bit these days, especially mobile web holdouts, but the remaining ones do seem to have their heads in the sand. these are great reminders of the current ground truth.

I’ve actually had “blog post: i don’t care about the web” on my todo list for a while now. it’s an unfair title; i do care about the web, but only because it’s an open publishing platform. what i really care about is publishing and owning my data. the web happens to be a decent way to do that right now, but it’s not a special snowflake, and as you so ably describe, it’s falling behind.