I have tried to keep my questions limited to VB an C++, because that is what
the forum stated you wanted to talk about. However, since I have seen you
mention .NET in several responces I think I will ask another question.

It is my belief that that internet will not completely replace creating applications
that run locally on desktops. I hope that MS, Borland, etc. understand this
as well. A lot of people are going to be pretty upset when they cant run
there word proc or other software because they are not online.

With that said.. I have ready several articles about .NET, and in the words
of Forest Gump, "I am not a smart man, but I still don't know what the ****
.NET is all about?"

Can you give a breif summary...