–Engage

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

RIA? – Who cares?

I mean really? It’s been almost 3 years since Jesse James Garrett coined the term AJAX (even longer since Macromedia [now Adobe] started using the term RIA itself) and in so doing set us off on our parade down RIA lane. … Why is htis still considered a separate area of design and technology?

Seriously, I just read the title of a blog entry about RIAs going mainstream. I mean name me a GOOD mainstream site that doesn’t use some sort of richness. Amazon, Google, Yahoo, etc. Ok, my bank doesn’t use RIAs (and it is NOT good UI/IxD and so it really doesn’t fall under the GOOD category anyway).

Maybe we need to stop talking about RIA as something novell and just start taking about it as a normal part of producing networked based distributed applications–thick, thin or otherwise.

Can we move on please?

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