Cool technology, bad name

The combination of DHTML, Javascript and XMLHttpRequest has been making weblog headlines recently. My experience with it predated the hype by about 6 months (we were porting a rich client system to the web and hit upon using XMLHttpRequest specifically as a solution to some of the responsiveness issues). I was a little slow to realise just how unknown the technology was in the wider world, but I don’t mind that, so much as the appalling name its come to be known by.

Ajax? It sounds like a brand of detergent. Oh wait. It is.