This captures why I've largely lost interest in developing for the web: It feels like any work I put into it is furthering Google's agenda, similar to how making iOS apps is furthering Apple's.

Working on native GTK apps, on the other hand, feels like I'm helping create a credible ethical alternative to those agendas.


@tbernard As a counterpoint to that... I've recently been very impressed by web technologies, most recently Javascript+WebGL on the client, but also capabilities of self-hosted servers.

Buried inside Google's proprietary crap there's a core of very nice, high-performing, open techologies.

Just stay clear of anything "cloud" or "app store", or anything involving middlemen like delivery optimisation.

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