It was a sly, bold statement this morning when Steve Jobs said it was time that our Desktops and Laptops exist on the same plane as our iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The central hub for all our “stuff” is now no longer our main computer, but rather The Cloud.

As Gruber points out, this is the same idea that Google has but with fundamentally different approaches:

In both cases, your data is in the cloud, and you can access it from anywhere with a network connection. But Google’s vision is about software you run in a web browser. Apple’s is about native apps you run on devices. Apple is as committed to native apps — on the desktop, tablet, and handheld — as it has ever been.

June 6, 2011