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The Reshaping of the Web Begins

April 1, 2010 12:34:14.805

Maybe Apple as a whole has a distortion field, only it's reaching out into reality:

The Wall Street Journal reports (with its usual paywall shenanigans) that both CBS and ABC will be streaming TV shows to the iPad. CBS will opt for video that you can watch through Safari on the iPad--as we reported last week, the network has already been running tests of HTML5-served video. As of Saturday, when the iPad launches, CBS plans to have full episodes of popular reality show Survivor available, as well as clips from other shows. At some point in the future, however, the network is shooting for full parity between what's offered on its standard Website and on the iPad.

I suspect that the iPad we bought will get a lot of use for streaming TV...

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posted by James Robertson


The Reshaping of the Web Begins -- In 2002!

[W^L+] April 1, 2010 12:49:24.265

Already started. A few years back, any non-IE user, whether they had Flash or not, would get the "click here to install Flash" message. (And MSN video used to always ask you to install IE and Windows Media Player.) The JavaScript Flashplayer detection scripts were written with IE in mind, and did not work on other browsers (Mozilla family, Opera, even KHTML [where WebKit came from]). Seeing that you're now an Apple convert (with all the religious fervency that goes with it), you would not have been able to view any online videos.

A lot has changed. There's a long way to go, but I'm happy to see how much progress has already been made.

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