Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - SOA, AJAX and REST: The Software Industry Devolves into the Fashion Industry
Dare Obasanjo (author of the XML Extreme column at MSDN) do not want to use the hyped up AJAX acronym.
However, acronyms and hype do have an advantage. Communication. The idea gets spread around, people hear about and is more likely to use it. It's much easier for someone to pick up a new technology if it's called AJAX than to combine all these different ideas together. That said, I think AJAX is a bad name and I don't like the ideas behind the name.