"The IT world has a reputation of being extremely fast-paced.
And it is: an accounting program in the '80s would have been
written in COBOL. In the '90s it would have been written with a RAD
(Rapid Application Developer) environment such as Delphi or Visual
Basic. In the... '00s (noughties?), today, the same application
would probably be written as a web system, possibly using all of
the 'Web 2.0' technologies to make it responsive and highly
"I am not going to try and predict what it will be like in the
'10s and I am not going to try and make guesses, since I am
notorious for being wrong (yes, I am one of those people who
thought that Java would be 'it'...)"