Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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The existing HTML web is certainly the dominant platform for web applications intended for public consumption, but what about the corporate intranet? Microsoft technologies such as Visual Basic and .NET are much stronger there, as are RPC based applications using CORBA/DCOM/RMI.

I think that the split between public and internal applications will remain; both (2) and (3) are unlikely to be widely deployed on the public web, but may still be successful on the intranet.
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