"There has been a lot of confusion over what Microsoft's .NET strategy is. It's like the joke about the blind men and the elephant; you get a different view depending on what part you grab. I have seen various articles from developers who have been exposed to different parts of .NET, each claiming that they have finally understood what it is all about. In fact, they only understand the part that they have seen."
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