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March 13, 2006
By: Roxanne Cooper

THREE STORIES/ RUMORS FROM SXSW....

  1. Everyone's talking about a insider's political listserv and wondering why they haven't been invited to join it.
  2. Ajax is the new black. If you don't get it, call your local geek.
  3. Comedian Andy Dick has completely and utterly lost it. I hear there's physical evidence of his SXSW escapades. For all of you who are political --yet culturally impaired-- yes, that's his real name.
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fascinating

Posted by: chris on March 13, 2006 at 11:02 PM | PERMALINK

Best comment ever, chris. Keep 'em coming.

Posted by: ogged on March 13, 2006 at 11:07 PM | PERMALINK

gee...I thought that was little roy's real name?

Posted by: supersaurus on March 13, 2006 at 11:08 PM | PERMALINK

Ajax, will make your teeth turn blue. Ajax, it smells like Elmer's Glue. Ajax, will make you relax. So get some Ajax, And relax today

Posted by: jerry on March 13, 2006 at 11:09 PM | PERMALINK

"for all of you who are political--but culturally impaired--yes, that's his real name"


Who knew ? I mean outside of those hipster circles who have access to broadcast television.


To paraphase ogged: Best post ever. Keep 'em coming.

Posted by: brucds on March 13, 2006 at 11:14 PM | PERMALINK

Look, such as I am, I ~AM~ my local geek! And I have no clue what you are talking about.

So somebody needs to explain the comment. OK??

Posted by: Rick B on March 13, 2006 at 11:54 PM | PERMALINK

I think the new AJAX technology was just put into effect at Daily Kos in comments. You can read more about what they're doing with it here:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/3/13/25058/9474

Posted by: Roxanne on March 14, 2006 at 12:03 AM | PERMALINK

Google Maps is AJAX, AFAIK.

Posted by: Boronx on March 14, 2006 at 12:16 AM | PERMALINK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX

there, don't you feel better now? and yes, google maps is/are ajax.

Posted by: supersaurus on March 14, 2006 at 12:18 AM | PERMALINK

Ah shit, I had a coworker write a spreadsheet application (complete with editable cells) in javascript/html/css years ago. So we could embed it in an application for a client who didn't understand that what he really wanted was a desktop application.

Posted by: phleabo on March 14, 2006 at 12:52 AM | PERMALINK

"Ajax" is part of that "Web 2.0" that you might have heard about. Believe it or not, "Web 3.0" is in the designing stage (lead by genius-level software designers Marc Andreesen and Tim Berners-Lee).

By "Web 4.0" they expect many web apps to have most of the functionality of a 1989 Mac application.

-- JConfig

Posted by: TLB on March 14, 2006 at 1:03 AM | PERMALINK

Sorry, Marc Andreesen is no "genius-level software designer." He's reasonably good...mostly he was at the right place at the right time, and "borrowed" a lot of code from colleagues at Urbana-Champaign.

Posted by: Snoopy on March 14, 2006 at 1:46 AM | PERMALINK

AJAX is the old black. Ruby on Rails is the new black.

unless it's the next black. who knows?

Posted by: almostinfamous on March 14, 2006 at 1:48 AM | PERMALINK

roxanne, Dkos is nothing... RoD, 3B and even little old me are rocking the AJAX comments and archive search.

Posted by: almostinfamous on March 14, 2006 at 1:49 AM | PERMALINK

"3. Comedian Andy Dick has completely and utterly lost it. I hear there's physical evidence of his SXSW escapades. For all of you who are political --yet culturally impaired-- yes, that's his real name."

Apparently, 'culture' means something other than I think it mean...

Posted by: jkl;asdf on March 14, 2006 at 2:18 AM | PERMALINK

So, what are his escapades? And how has he lost it? Tantalizing reports of rumors aren't much fun when we don't know what the rumors are...

Posted by: Christopher Allbritton on March 14, 2006 at 2:43 AM | PERMALINK

If they want to fight eachother to the death, I wish they'd leave the rest of us out of it, to live in peace.

Posted by: ami on March 14, 2006 at 3:46 AM | PERMALINK

Ajax plays Inter on Tuesday in the Champions League.

Posted by: Thlayli on March 14, 2006 at 3:56 AM | PERMALINK


Not AJAX, AFLAC!

Posted by: Andy on March 14, 2006 at 4:24 AM | PERMALINK

FYI: It looks like Salon got the Andy Dick story:

http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2006/03/14/sxsw_franken/index_np.html

Posted by: Roxanne on March 14, 2006 at 8:58 AM | PERMALINK

Andy Dick is a comedian?

Who knew?

Thought you had to, like, be amusing, entertaining, and at least share a common border with reality...

Posted by: CFShep on March 14, 2006 at 9:48 AM | PERMALINK

By "Web 4.0" they expect many web apps to have most of the functionality of a 1989 Mac application.

-- JConfig
Posted by: TLB

ROFLMAO

Posted by: CFShep on March 14, 2006 at 9:50 AM | PERMALINK

AJAX represents the most important type of product of the contemporary American software industry: buzzwords.

Sure, in India they write real software, but you should see the cool webpages we do!

Posted by: alex on March 14, 2006 at 10:08 AM | PERMALINK

alex, various others: Despite the seething hatred that bubbles to the surface when someone so much as mentions the word Ajax, it really is a useful term that encapsulates a set of quite real techniques. The seething hatred stems from the fact that the guys who were "doing this stuff years ago" didn't think to coin a term for it.

Posted by: CrackWilding on March 14, 2006 at 5:26 PM | PERMALINK

Look, such as I am, I ~AM~ my local geek! And I have no clue what you are talking about

I had to look it up too. Apparently Ajax is the latest silver bullet web application framework/engine/api/virtual machine/technology/solution/development environment/skillset/computer thingy.

Doubtless, unlike Java, XML, .NET, JSP, ActiveX, PHP, Ruby, and many, many others, this one will be the one to solve all problems of web development and create a paradise of smoothly functioning web applets with interoperability and security everywhere. And there's nothing at all faddish about web development, so there!

Posted by: Jason Stokes on March 16, 2006 at 8:25 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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