When
· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · July
· · · · 01 (2 entries)

“Flashier” · Check out The New Web War, the first of Rob Scoble’s Fast Com­pa­ny column­s. It’s a nice com­pact sum­ma­ry of the Apol­lo/Sil­verlight/JavaFX are­na. There’s a startling sen­tence in the con­clu­sion: If your com­peti­tor builds a more in­ter­ac­tive site than yours, cus­tomers will flee to the “flashier” foe. Uh... Google? eBay? Ama­zon? Face­book? All plen­ty in­ter­ac­tive, and pure non-proprietary na­tive Web tech­nol­o­gy. The ev­i­dence seems clear to me: qual­i­ty con­tent and use­ful func­tions trump both flash and Flash. All these peo­ple keep say­ing that “Rich” In­ter­net Ap­pli­ca­tions win, and they’re right: but I do not think that word means what they think it mean­s.
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