While I'll agree that John Gruber's thoughts are usually worth reading, I'll also complain that I have to bash [⌘] [+] several times to be able to actually do so.
And it's still not responsive.
this has very little to do with app aesthetic and a lot more to do with a rambling on about native vs web, which the author seems to believe equates to apple vs google.
In fairness the first half of his post is dealing with the app aesthetic question. Though yes, the rest of Gruber's argument does boil into a "web apps have lost the war, web is overrated" thesis at the end.
Gruber's essential reading, even when I disagree with his opinion. But yes, the lack of responsiveness of the site design is getting incredibly dated.
Part of me wonders, especially given his pro native over web stance, why he just doesn't release a Daring Fireball iOS app. Given the content it's a poor substitute for responsiveness. But if there's anyone who would rally behind a self contained ecosystem, it's him.