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ALAN COOPER, KNOWN as the “Father of Visual Basic” and the author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum:

My advice to Microsoft is to abandon the browser. The browser is a red herring; it's a dead end. The idea of having batched processing inside a very stupid program that's controlled remotely is a software architecture that was invented about 25 years ago by IBM, and was abandoned about 20 years ago because it's a bad architecture. We've gone tremendously retrograde by bringing in Web browsers. > >

Okay, it’s a bit out of date, but still a relevant comment. Will Microsoft’s decision to have portable software from the web disabled by default as of .NET SP1 rail against this?