I love reading some analysis about the evolution of the RIA space but what is it with tech reporters these days? There seems to be very little research done and some absolutely ludicrous comparisons made. Here are some examples highlighted by fellow bloggers:

John Dowdell Brajeshwar Oinam Mrinal Wadhwa

To avoid any confusion, here's a little cheat sheet:

- Adobe AIR is a runtime - Microsoft Silverlight is a browser plugin - Adobe Flash Player is a browser plugin

Or to put it differently AIR != Silverlight, a runtime is not a browser plugin.

AIR != Silverlight

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