apparently there a two tribes in programming, namely
.NET and Java (and it's family)
Or to put in another way, Microsoft and Sun.
This is clearly false... there is always a third way, but the lines drawn between The Cathedral and the Bazaar seem to have reached 50-50.
The other interesting thing is that in South America, Flash based GUI programming is a standard course in schools.
So it looks like the browser will indeed be taking over from the hard disc.