For those who think that the pandemic of rebranding is limited to our little platform, here's something to take notice of: Microsoft has quietly dropped the .NET moniker from just about all of its products. This may be a little different from the constant renaming of the AS/system/iseries/5, though, because Microsoft can argue with some credibility that EVERYTHING new in Windows is now .NET, and thus saying VB.NET is redundant. But I do get a kick out of the latest marketing push for Visual Basic (not .NET) 2005: "The Soul of Visual Basic is back!" Evidently VB.NET sucked the soul OUT of Visual Basic... Joe
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