User Mental Models of Persistence in RIAs

First A Little History
Rich Internet Applications are widely believed to be the new paradigm for application development. This is the most exciting thing since all the desktop applications had to be ported over to the web 5 years ago. THAT was the most exciting thing since all the client server applications were ported to the desktop 10 years ago. The technology industry reverses its opinion about whether computing power should be centralized or distributed every five years or so, seemingly as regular as the tides or the seasons.

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