It’s always interesting to see how and when the mainstream media chimes in on emerging technology trends. The New York Times (everyone’s favorite tabloid) just put out an article called An Update On Stuff That’s Cool. It mostly showcases Google Maps (satellite imagery and all). There’s some other stuff in there, but I found this paragraph particularly telling:
The real importance of Google’s map and satellite program, however, is not its impressive exterior but the novel technology, known as Ajax, that lies beneath. About that, and its implications for Google and other companies, there will be more to say in a future column.
Well, looks like Ajax – a harbinger of RIA’s, is finally penetrating the masses (if this article is any indication). Interesting.