Are Rich Clients Taking Off or Tanking?

An email discussion between O’Reilly editors focusing on Java and Flash on the desktop.

Here goes a similar discussion thread at

Bruce Eckel covers the Java vs. .NET question.

Related: Jeff Jarvis has the big scoop on AOL’s upcoming weblogging toolset.

Speaking of AOL, according to Jon Udell, they may have helped develop the perfect “universal client” platform – Mozilla. XUL looks very interesting. The growing list of active projects at is an eye opener.