Subject: Re: A Game (Email - Kelly)
From: Brian Behlendorf <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 09:54:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 5 May 2006, A. Pagaltzis wrote:
> Actually, GMail is The Original AJAX Application. GMail was the
> first big internet web app to use a cross-browser asynchronous
> Javascript UI, before there was a term for it, which got everyone
> to sit up and notice.

I'm pretty sure ThinkFree were using it back in 2002 or 3 for a pretty 
rich Microsoft Office replacement.

I'd also suggest it was Google Maps, more than GMail, that made people 
take notice.