Oh, but wait.
"The heart of Windows DNA is the integration of Web and client/server
application development models through the Component Object Model (COM).
Windows DNA services are exposed in a unified way through COM for
applications to use."
So, what we have here is another name change. ActiveX was getting too
much bad press, so a rename back to COM (or COM+) should fix that.
Actually, I think DNA is a pretty smart strategy; emphasize the benefits
of Dynamic HTML over Java, but do it while requiring customers to lock-in
on proprietary APIs. Brilliant, but a day late and a dollar short.
And where's all the usual Microsoft fanfare over this thing? Why was it
announced *before* the release of IE4.0?