"Could it be that what we're attempting to define is not so much a new model for rich internet, but a new model for Open Systems. Truly open systems that is, where data, metadata, processing model and UI are all separate concerns.
Are we debating the wrong thing? Is this debate really about Web 2.0?
Or are we actually in the process of redefining Open Systems for the early 21st century? If so then proprietary players had better watch out. After all, remember what happened when the IBM mainframe was labelled and framed "proprietary"? Unix sales skyrocketed.
Are you ready for Open Systems 2.0"