ajax, the great destroyer.
fun: techweb interviewed me and anil for an article about ajax they posted the other day, where i said something potentially upsetting to a great number of web marketers, and i was wondering how long it would take for them to notice. not long, it turns out.
curious to see if there's any fallout, though as my coworker ryan so astutely noted via email:
like any savvy marketer would let a little thing like that prevent them from advertising. "this page's non-refresh interface brought to you by...," or replacing that cute little spinning icon that indicates your data has been committed with a flashing logo, or some other similar monstrosity.
paradigms may mutate to the point of no longer being recognizable, but they never die off completely. so long as there is money to be made, and no one has to do the hard work of reinventing the means of making that money, very little will distinguish the conventions of web 1.0 from the brand new internet.