I guess everyone thinks having their own store is a good idea now. I don’t think I’ve ever wondered to myself where I could by software written specifically in Java, nor am I sure why I should. In fact, I generally think of desktop software, with a few notable exceptions (I’m looking at you, IDEA), as tangibly worse than otherwise equivalent software written “natively”.
As an aside, it’s funny that the post lists others who have launched stores recently, while not mentioning Apple, regardless of the fact that they started it all. Since it didn’t launch in 2009, I guess that would be a reason to omit the mention, but it still seems weird somehow.
(via Tim Bray on Twitter.)