So put this down to overheard on the street. We were walking down Wacker Dr headed vaguely toward Sears Tower, surrounded by 30+ story buildings plastered with bank names. And this was the conversation at lunch:
"AJAX callbacks will increase the load on your database"
"No way. We'll handle it all in cache."
I hadn't thought of Chicago as a tech center. But amusing nonetheless...
Oh, and just because we can't have a completely light post, check out Mike Bowler's Grouping of Agile Practices. It's an interesting read.