Could Ajax Wash Away Smart Clients?
A key premise behind Microsofts "smart client" pitch is that Web apps are not as good as fat/rich/locally based ones.
Microsoft defines smart clients as software that combines the best of Web apps with the best of locally hosted ones.
Microsofts smart-client elevator pitch: Web apps cant handle all the complex tasks that smart-client apps can. They cant gracefully switch between connected and disconnected states. And they cant take advantage of all the rich graphics and processing power that smart-client apps can.
Adaptive Path, a consultancy that does Web design work for companies large and small, is the firm that coined the Ajax moniker.
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