"About ten years ago, back when I was working in New York,
friends of mine showed me something that knocked my socks off--a
program that actually ran inside of the Web browser, without any
need for pressing submit. It was sleek, fun to use and seemed like
a major paradigm shift. We all were excited about what this new
'Java' language and its applets would mean for Web development.
Although we didn't quite know where or how it would end, we talked
about nothing else for some time.
"In the decade since then, many different technologies have been
hyped as 'the next best thing' or 'the tool you need to make better