Mary Jo Foley writes about it.
I recently saw a WSJ article about Ajax which speculated that someone would soon write an Office competitor in Ajax.
Uh...where do I start?
Go take a look at the much vaunted Google Maps: pretty impressive...considering it's run in a web browser. But compared to a full client-side mapping program, like MapPoint, or Google's Keyhole, Google Maps looks kinda sick. That's the key with Ajax: it's pretty impressive...considering it's run in a web browser.
It's like the story of the Dog who talked. It wasn't that he talked so well, but that he talked at all.