23 December 2008

CMSs != Web Apps? WTF?

Well it's coming to the end of 2008 and there's nothing left to say, but:

Why Are CMSs Not Included In The "Web Apps" Balloon?

There was a time when going up into the sky was every boys (and some girls) dream. To be like a bird, fluttering at high altitudes in the cold, thin air... so naive...

Sorry... rambling again. My point is that mankind poured decades of research into flight, spanning many centuries. IMO, one of the greatest achievements in the field is the hot air balloon (although I've never been in one).

As I see it, the hot air balloon is a brilliant and exhilarating contraption. But to ride one with any sense of control (and I am a control freak) takes an awful lot of know how. You have to be a pretty cool kid to guide a hot air balloon with any safety.

The same is true with web apps. They're a wild giant canvas filled with the piping hot air of incidence and popularity, warily directed by the most aimless sense of direction conceived (in some cases). But it seems the basket is too full for you, you and you!

That's right, you're not a web app, soaring among the hilltops, if you're a CMS or other such ilk. However, I contest this. A CMS and a web app are interchangeable. Henceforth, I will no longer think in terms of a CMS. All such things will be called web applications - plus I think CMS is really formal and business-y and I don't like that, not one bit.

So let us all jump aboard the web app balloon and bring it swiftly earthward!

On a slightly less diabolical note: 24ways has been brilliant this year. There have been some terrific advancements this year and I can't wait to see what 2009 brings! Let's go together.


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