@ethicsperoxide A lot of young people interact with the #Internet via smartphone apps, so it's not surprising. Some (many?) websites even encourage users to add a bookmark on their home screen, allowing them to treat the website like an app. This has no doubt increased with the widespread adoption of responsive web design.
@ethicsperoxide To be fair, this has existed from the beginning. Think of AOL and CompuServe, offering a gated experience of the 'net with friendly icons. Grandma just wanted to look up recipes; she didn't want to have to learn about the TCP/IP stack. There'll always be people who don't want to bother with the details. And there's no need to be an expert in everything. I can telnet into a webserver and type in HTTP requests by hand, but when I want peach cobbler, I ask Grandma.
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