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   RE: [xml-dev] Tim Bray on "Which Technologies Matter?"

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The success of .net will be that it has taken the 
VB model and applied it to the web.  That is why 
it is productive.  The fact that one can program 
equally in MS Access and IE with pretty much the 
same language has been marvelously successful.  
One has to give MS credit for taking the web and 
pulling it together under a VB model such that its 
tools retain that ability to interoperate and 
keep the surface area of the programming task 
down to manageable proportions....err... 1 degree 
of separation.

It is giving FoxPro fits but that is MS's choice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]

... and the Web seems to be giving poor old VB a tough


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