. . . of Rich web applications, that is. Before I forget, I want to make note of this interesting essay by Uday Gajendar. I found the piece via a link from my colleague Johndan Johnson-Eilola's blog Work / Space.) And having just completed teaching my first online course, I have some strong opinions about the rhetorical situation of web applications. I'll write more about that soon -- I'm gearing up for fall classes & thinking about how to use web technology -- but for the moment just wanted to recommend this as a smart & intellectually well-grounded approach to the problems associated with online communication. I will be making use of the ideas in Gajendar's essay as I put together class blogs, wikis, online gradebooks & so on.