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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
It is giving FoxPro fits but that is MS's choice.
From: Tim Bray [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
... and the Web seems to be giving poor old VB a tough