With more and more bandwidth moving more and more data off the desktop and onto the Web, trying to put the Web on your hard drive sounds... well... insane.
Thing is, that's exactly what startup Webaroo is trying to do. It's basically a variant of Microsoft's smart client concept applied to huge preselected chunks of the Web.
Now here's a business model not built to last. They're out to make a quick ad buck off mobile users before ubiquitous broadband renders them obsolete.
Personally, I use RSS to sync the content I want onto my mobile devices. I don't like the idea of a bunch of distant corporate editors preselecting chunks for me. I want the Web my way, both online and offline.