Douglas Crockford: The State of Ajax
It isn't every day that Douglas Crockford (the father of JSON and JSLint) pops up with a new tech talk. In this one he discusses the current state of Ajax development, why mashups are inherently insecure, why the standards process is broken, and how our best hope for a newer better platform may be mobile. Say what?
The video also gives a good overview of the history of computing over networks and why the web has lagged behind on everything from rounded corners to security.