The arrival of AIR, and a whole family of other new technologies, means, of course, that all the things weâ€™ve gotten used to such as Microsoft Office (MSFT) or even, say, Yahoo Mail! (YHOO), will soon be usurped by newer, better versions.
The article also references Joseph Schumpeter’s concept of creative distruction. As an economist by education, I couldn’t resist commenting because I think that’s exactly what is going to happen with Rich Internet Applications as a whole. Adobe AIR is uniquely positioned to bridge a gap between web developers and the desktop, so it may speed the process along, but everything we’re seeing, from better interfaces built on top of web services to branded applications, will change how people think of software. It won’t be tomorrow, but developers are evolving and good design is becoming a huge part of the process. In the end, I think we’ll have much more usable, nimble and cross-platform.
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