Let's talk for a sec about JavaScript. Read this slide from Brenden Eich, titled always bet on JavaScript, maybe we can project from that on the point you've made.

I understand Lars' and your point, that the web in in danger from mobile apps, but I don't buy that. Always bet on the web Smiley It's not going anywhere.

The world pretty much settled on HTML as the language to display text. As much as some here want, XAML will not do. I see no other text engine taking over from the browser. So at least for text, the browser is here to stay, even if it's embedded in a control within a native app.