AJAX is the New Polyester

April 11th, 2007 | by Mike |

Ted says that Meebo is what’s wrong with the internet.

In AJAX development, programmers can’t be held responsible for, say, the amount of memory their giant JavaScript application uses, because hey, that’s the browser’s problem. We don’t care about the browser taking 100% of the user’s CPU to drag a window, because those Firefox & IE developers just need to get off their lazy asses and write a decent JavaScript interpreter. Well, I tell you what: if you develop desktop applications for Windows and your application uses 100% CPU when you drag a window – pack your shit, you’re going home.

I can’t say he’s wrong. AJAX is new polyester: Sure there are some great uses for it, but if you cover yourself it in you will end up looking stupid.
(via Daring Fireball)

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