So, it is interesting to see the Microsofties talking about the incredible value in a rich client. Here, from his Better Living Through Software
blog, Joshua Allen talks about Grid Computing and Rich Client
. My favorite quote, and clearly that of others given the trackbacks, is:
"The fact that people have trouble imagining uses for rich client is more evidence that HTML has had a blinding effect on people's imaginations than evidence that there are a lack of such applications."
Make Sanders challenges Microsoft to make the business case
for rich clients, and Robert Scoble
does his best to rise to the challenge
, with lots of comments and trackbacks and everything.
I love this stuff. Some of you have seem dubious when you hear we are working on products such as COEX! Web Edit and projects such as the Midas Reloaded project to build rich text programmability for IBM's new Rich Client. Read these discussions, and maybe you'll start to see not only why we are working on what we are, but why IBM is all of a sudden more gung ho about Notes/Domino and what it can componetize from Notes/Domino, and also more gung ho for the new rich client. It is our goal to bind the fate of Notes/Domino and IBM more closely by strengthening the rich client and the Notes client and making them more interoperable.
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