NewSDK and Lotus 1-2-3

Joel Spolsky has an interesting take on AJAX and JavaScript in general, and draws some interesting comparisons with the early times of the PC industry.

The basic premise of the article is that we have seen it all before when it comes to AJAX applications, and I think this premise holds up pretty well.

The only quibble I have is that Lotus 1-2-3 lasted a very long time as a product, it did not have any serious challenges until Excel on Windows matured.


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