Sober second opinions on iPad hysteria.

The release of yet another crippled Internet appliance by Apple, Inc. wouldn’t ordinarily be worthy of mention on these hallowed pages — but there’s been such a deluge of hipsteria about it over the weekend that I wanted to make sure that you caught the important stuff.

So let’s get to it!

The history and future of the mobile web.

Earlier this month Mark Shuster, a venture capitalist in Los Angeles, wrote a fantastic piece called App is Crap — a history of the mobile web and a look towards its future.

It’s a bit of a long read but entirely worth it. If you haven’t the time to digest it all I’ll do my best to summarize. But really, you should read it…