InfoQ has reported on SproutCore a couple times in the past and recently learned about the upcoming 1.0 release. SproutCore promises stunning desktop-class applications without plugins inside of the browser.
The most recent buzz on the web has been about Ajax and improved user experiences. Looking to the future, some suggest that the "old" client-server model will be the way to meet users expectations and demands. Could Client-Server computing be the follow-on to Web 2.0 technologies?