[FoRK] mod_pubsub way ahead of its time: Comet solves Ajax-envy

Russell Turpin < deafbox at hotmail.com > on > Thu Mar 9 16:15:49 PST 2006

Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com>:
>You mean the old trick of hosting an application so the user can't own the 
>thing, and must keep paying you forever. ..

That explains why the Web applications I use, like
Gmail and Mapquest, cost me an arm and a leg,
while the software that runs on my own machine
is free.

Oh, wait. Maybe that link between revenue model
and delivery model isn't quite so firm.



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