I was listening to Don Box again on .NET Rocks. He is a true rock star. The Led Zeppelin of developers. Anyway, when talking about Don's days at DevelopMentor and the whole “COM is Love“ thing that Don started there, Mark asked Don if COM is truely dead. Don had a great follow-up to that question.
Don said, “COM is not dead, but COM is done.”
Time to move on....now if only some of the vendors & software I work with would get with the times. COM is done. (BTW, you can hear the episode with Don here: http://www.franklins.net/fnetdotnetrocks/dotnetrocks.aspx?showid=45)