Microsoft has started another push to say that web applications (these days, those including AJAX) can not do everything that locally base applications can. I disagree. I used to consider myself to be a power user, but 99% of what I do now i can do through online only apps such as Writely.com (MS Word) , NumSum.com (MS Excel), HipCal.com (MS Outlook), Gmail.com (MS Otlook Express), Flickr.com (MS ?) and others. Check out this snippet, and read the rest from the link..
A key premise behind Microsoft’s “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.
Microsoft’s smart client elevator pitch: Web apps can’t handle all the complex tasks that smart-client apps can. They can’t gracefully switch between connected and disconnected states. And they can’t take advantage of all the rich graphics and processing power that smart-client apps can.
Microsoft has been pushing the virtues of smart clients for at least two years. But this year, the company is intent on getting that message to stick.
Adaptive Path, a consultancy that does Web design work for companies large and small, is the firm that coined the Ajax moniker.
Facebook supports 882 colleges today – there are about 2,000 in the U.S. if you count community colleges. Their goal is to support all of these over time.
The penetration rate is staggering – about 85% of students in supported colleges have a profile up on FaceBook. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3.85 million members. Chris tells me that 60% log in daily. About 85% log in at least once a week, and 93% log in at least once a month.
Ok. I love great photography. I really enjoy a man or woman who can take their art to a new level by making people feel the emotion with their photography. Now, I know farm animals are a weird thing to get emotional over, but a lot of these photos are really good!