And here’s the windup.
Or to use the usual metaphor, so begins the Microsoftian Embrace of AJAX, a technology that makes rich cross-platform, cross-browser applications possible–like Google’s Gmail. Pucker your cheeks, because I think nobody at this point doubts that their nifty little toolkit will come with some rather stiff extensions aimed at “filling a hole” and injecting Windows IE-only solutions.
And a thousand clueless noobs will start designing a whole new set of IE-only interfaces because they’re not smart enough to do otherwise.
But it’s not an abuse of a monopoly, oh, no.