It is becoming more and more apparent that the web has won. Forget everything else (at least for five years), the web is becoming dominant. Key technologies (e.g. video in HTML-5) are going live in front of your eyes - literally if you are using a modern browser on your PC or phone. And I'm not alone in this view, in fact, I have this view because many of the big players believe this and are making it happen. Take a look at this article in the FT's tech blog.