Unlike the Super Bowl, the NCAA College Football Championship Game is on cable. Source
A much better analogy would be watching other people play board games.
In certain circles, chess and poker have become spectator sports.
Also, we're talking "let's plays" here. There's no "skilled play" involved. It's an idiot with a camera playing a game poorly while making dumb jokes. It's dumb, it's pointless, and it's copyright infringement. Just ask Nintendo.
This is why e-sports won't take off, as the publisher has power to shut down any league competing with the publisher's approved league.
Now we're getting "day one DLC." What the fuck?
In the Super NES era, games used to cost $60, which is about $90-something in today's money after inflation. Now in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One era, games still cost $60. Day one expansions make the extra $30 of content optional to buy.
Why the hell would anyone per-order a digital game, where there's no chance it'll sell out and they won't be able to get a copy?
Because they can't afford an Internet connection that'll transfer 30 GB in one hour. So instead, they let Steam download the game over the preorder period and then install it on release day.
Why are people sitting around watching OTHER PEOPLE play games that they themselves could be playing?
Lack of skill, lack of strong enough PC, lack of the correct console, game being out of print, etc. Why do people watch football instead of playing football?
If you are developing an app that hyperar believes "should not be on the web", then how should you reach users of Windows without "writ[ing] code for Windows"? In all but the most niche cases, charging $700 for the app and shipping a free Mac mini with it is out of the question.
Except that's exactly why people use jQuery: to ensure that "DOM-crap or stuff relating to inputs" works for all viewers.
FWIW (for those less experienced devs/engineers), most JS frameworks are bullshit, replicating functionality found in the browser.
Only if you are willing to fire customers who use outdated browsers on unsupported operating system. Some of this functionality isn't in IE before 9.
I'm not advocating reinventing the wheel, I am advocating not using a wheel when you walk next door.
Some people routinely use a wheel to walk next door. Likewise, on the web, it's wise to make your web application accessible to people with disabilities.
How is "This application is not available for your platform" a better experience?
Business app?, desktop, using web services.
Good luck getting users of anything but a Mac to run an app developed on and for a Mac. Web is more cross-platform than native.
.net works from XP to 8.1, and it'll work on 10
But how well does
Which is why there is only one framework for desktop apps.
Yeah, you don't need a framework to do basic things
The same is true of the web so long as you aren't trying to support ancient IE.
but when your "users" are more properly called "customers" -- or even more important, "potential customers" -- then some web dev's desire to preach the gospel must take a back seat to doing the job the way it needs to be done, rightly or wrongly.
There are customers you want, and customers you ought to fire. Users of Internet Explorer before version 9 are probably using Windows XP, an operating system that cannot run IE 9. This means they're less likely to spend money on replacing a decade-old unsupported system with known security vulnerabilities. This in turn means they're less likely to have disposable income to buy your product. It also means they're less likely to care about the security of the payment information with which they buy your product, which can lead to an increased rate of chargebacks.
Instead of throwing many small fragments at the browser and stealing user cycles to cobble it all together, just serve up the content already.
I have served the document. Now the user has activated a control to expand details of a particular part of the document. How should this click be processed?
Or I have served the document. Now the user has opted into real-time updates of part of the document. How should these updates be served?
If you're Home Depot, no
Low latency integration with the device's camera is a primary business concern when you're trying to let the user visualize how a particular home improvement product will look next to other things in the room.
So any site that uses discus would vanish from my search results.
Did you mean Disqus? So I guess unlike a lot of other users who have complained in comments to this story about Google's, you want a web search engine to correct your spelling.
Those scumbags need to burn in hell
Could you explain why Disqus are more "scumbags" than other comment section hosts? Or could you explain why all comment section hosts are "scumbags"?