Todd Prekaski has been building software since 1993 (not counting his youthful days programming an Apple IIc and TRS-80). He's been developing applications for web-based startups and Fortune 100/500 enterprises ever since, using several technologies and platforms (including Java and .NET). More recently, he started working with Flex and Adobe AIR, thinking it's going to be the Visual Basic of RIA application development. You can read his occasional technology rant at www.simplifiedchaos.com.