Should apps go black?

I just downloaded the new Adobe Digital Editions. It’s cool to see the next generation of “rich internet applications” starting to emerge. I’ve always preferred client side applications interface to seeing everything through the a web browser, but I love apps that are easy to install, ready to go, and always connected.

This is the way to go.

But should it be white on black? I’m so conditioned to light app chrome, but now I’m seeing more white on black UI. Is it better or worse? And is the answer different for “reading applications” like this? Does it frame and emphasize the black on white content, or just make the controls harder to use?

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