Applications of the Future
Even if .NET fixed all the problems of the past, it would not be enough. One of the unchanging facts of programming life is that the boundaries of customer demand are always being expanded.
The growth of the Internet has made it imperative that applications work seamlessly across network connections. Components have to be able to expose their functionality to other machines. Programmers do not want to write the underlying plumbing code, they want to solve their customers' problems.