Facebook announces new Paper app for iOS

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    1. hodg100

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      Facebook has announced a new - and rather pretty looking - app which will allow you to create your own personalised newspaper, based on your interests.

      It's coming to iOS on Feb 3rd, at least in the US, but hopefully it will get a wider launch soon.

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      Many years ago someone with great vision created the web browser with a key philosophy: that it could run on any computer regardless of OS or architecture, and show you pages from any other computer, adjusting the layout automatically to suit your screen.

      Slowly the less visionary people who came after him have destroyed the vision. Fixed sized pages, architecture-specific plug-ins, then the tyranny of the "app", locked to a particular architecture and replicating all the capabilities of HTML in a coded blob, and finally the idiotic approach of an app which gives you access to things in a less open way than HTML, such as to package up news, etc.

      Except of course, it is not idiotic if it channels users through your own proprietary layers of adverts and services. It is as if AOL has been reinvented for the 21st century!
       

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