"Back in '96-'97, me and a group of people, many of whom are here at Google, helped build stuff that these days is called AJAX," Bosworth said. "We sat down and took a hard look at what was going to happen with the Internet and we concluded, in the face of unyielding opposition and animosity from virtually every senior person at Microsoft, that the thick client was on its way out and it was going to be replaced by browser-based apps.
Let's see, I read an article from a Microsoft PM a few weeks ago claiming that AJAX was actually created in 1994. Now, Google has invented AJAX. Al Gore invented the Internet. I invented the concept of a GUI interface.......yeah, that's the ticket.