Linked by mufasa on Mon 10th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Web 2.0 The web browser has been the dominant thin client, now rich client, for almost two decades, but can it compete with a new thin client that makes better technical choices and avoids the glacial standards process? I don't think so, as the current web technology stack of HTML/Javascript/Flash has accumulated so many bad decisions over the years that it's ripe for a clean sheet redesign to wipe it out.
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What's the point of that when you can invent new problems to solve on shaky foundations and put lots of effort into making concrete out of plaster?

For instance, we've had some pretty nice high-performance binary RPC mechanisms, but all the rage these days is XML-RPC over HTTP (via AJAX). Or even better, JSON. At least the acronyms sound cool.

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