Good points here @Sandra
But I think even the idea that "Gemini can replace web pages (blogs, news posts etc)" is wrong. Gemini presents an alternative, for when you want things fast and simple, and for when you want to be sure that every page will be as fast and simple as the next. And yes, as you mention, for when you want to tinker and explore in a cool new space.
I don't think Gemini is supposed to make "dev life any simpler", or "decrease the scope of the web". It's just something new, something different, that some of us have taken a liking to, each for our own reasons.
To use your analogy -- Gemini isn't a bike while the Web is a car. Gemini is a pedestrian. There's great value in walking, but I wouldn't want it to be the only mode of transportation.
Thanks for giving me some food for thought 💙
@Sandra this mailing list emails summarizes some things well: https://lists.orbitalfox.eu/archives/gemini/2021/005122.html
Right, a lot of the time I’m not criticizing Gemini itself or its own stated goals. I’m more talking about some overstated claims that other people are making about it.
Including myself—I said that I hated the web, they pointed me to DDV’s “reckless scope” post, I thought “Yep!”, they pointed me to Gemini, I went on there but found that it didn’t really fix that issue (or, to be precise—it hasn’t fixed the issue yet). Fun in other ways though.
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