The introduction of Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Studio .Net drew a lot of attention to issues such as whether C# is preferable to Java and how the .Net framework compares with the Java 2 Enterprise Edition framework.
I have always loved comic books and old science fiction movies. I wasn't a big fan of Superman, but I liked the stories about the planet Bizarro. Bizarro was an opposite world, where people set their alarm clocks to ring when it was time to go to sleep. And for some reason I never quite understood, the Bizarro people all talked like Sesame Street's Cookie Monster: "Me want cookie."