I agree, and that is the precise point, isn’t it?
Each medium is different, and accordingly the way the product is conceptualised has to be different.
Take the switch from a website (desktop) to a mobile app or website. The biggest learning it provided was to REALLY prioritize what’s important and what’s fluff. Otherwise we would have seen links to blogs and about the team and what not all over in the mobile apps as well. [I don’t know. Maybe these things were present in the first few]
I do agree with your point, and yes — this trend will change. But it shouldn’t be so hard to think of this change, even today. After all, we have all seen at least one paradigm changing shift from desktop to mobile. We ought to have learnt something from it. Isn’t it?
Thanks for your kind words on the article. :-)