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

Okay, it’s a bit out of date, but still a relevant comment. Will
Microsoft’s decision to┬áhave portable software from the web

disabled by default as of .NET SP1
rail against this?