An Anonymous Coward writes: "Whit Diffie and Susan Landu (both of Sun Microsystems) comment on why .NET is a bad idea and is in many ways in conflict with the US political struture and ideals." This is a good read, but of course Sun has their own plans and motivations in this field.
"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is
the exact opposite."
-- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928