Rather than go off down the track with us trying to outdo each other in order to win the argument, I concede that at this moment, a small percentage of Youtube and/or other videos are not available to my machine....a Samsung Tablet by the way.
That is because the industry is the one that is dumb, and they are furiously playing catch up.
It really makes no difference to me, as the news channels I use, including the BBC, all play the vids just fine.
The other point I will sort of concede, is that when smartphone users are communicating here, they tend to use abbreviation too much, and jam words together, leading to the reader assuming that the writer is dumb.
There is a good chance that this is indeed the case, but I am of the opinion that laziness has a great deal more to do with it than level of intelligence.
Smartphones just seem to increase the temptation to be lazy, as it seems to be the "thing" that textspeak is automatically adopted when a phone keypad is used.
But apart from that, there are great advantages to tablets and iphones, etc.
For one, it takes a maximum of ten seconds for me to switch the thing on and have it fully booted, ready to use.
I can also take it just about anywhere, conceal it easily in my clothing if I wish and not only communicate on the net, but take unlimited photos, shoot videos, watch TV, listen to music and play games. The unplugged power lasts for hours, usually, and takes no time at all to recharge at the end of the day.
I love my PC, but since getting this gizmo, I love this just as much....if not a teeny bit more.
I would say don't knock it if you haven't tried it.