Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
Dion Hinchcliffe makes some good points in Why Ajax Is So Disruptive. What he’s saying here is that Ajax is more than a suite of technologies, but a new way of doing things. It’s an important point, because there’s a lot of people who assume Ajax just means a fancier UI, and is not central to “Web 2.0” in the same way as RSS, tagging, “social whatever-ing”. Then there are many others who go the other extreme and simply equate Web 2.0 and Ajax. Dion’s post finds the right balance: Ajax alone is not Web 2.0, but is still a critical, disruptive, part of the Web 2.0 equation.
Dion discusses several disruptive aspects of Ajax:
- The End of Software Upgrades, Fixes, and Security Patches.
- Software and Data Available Wherever You Go
- Isolated Software Can’t Compete with Connected Software
- Deprecation of the Traditional Operating System
- Software That Is Invisible
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:54 pm