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That makes alot of sense, actually.
You’re arguing that the web should degrade to almost pure text with links to bandwidth-heavy, rich, much-harder-to-adapt-to-different-devices-than-a-block-of-text resources. And that depending on the device’s capabilities, let’s progressively load-in-place and enhance those resources from there.
I’m probably guilty of hearing “rich media doesn’t belong on the web” when you’ve actually been saying “rich media needs to degrade gracefully on the web.” Which of course is what we all want, and what we’re all here for.
One thing I hope everyone can agree on: rich media has been and will continue to be essential to the web.
I disagree that the tools we have to do this sort of progressive enhancement now are at all adequate or that their limits are acceptable or embraceable.
Can’t wait to see your code!