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Universal connectivity? Not so fast

Ever get the feeling that the Web moves two step forward and one step back? Blogs are the new personal home pages, RSS is the new push, and now Webaroo is the new Freeloader, one of the first "offline browsers" from the days before flat-rate Internet. Webaroo offers to suck down gigabytes of the Web for perusal offline. I could see some usefulness for this. It even works on PDAs via sideloading, although it seems less compelling than even Freeloader was back in the day. Still, it may be a decent way to spur hard disk upgrades.