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.
*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.