If you depend on other things (available applications or libraries being present on the client, etc.), well then you depend on other things. If you don't depend on other things and can do it all yourself, well then you don't depend on other things.


Yes, it goes for Java, or Flash or .OGG or ... and other things too.

But how he could ever think that MS was good at "shipping software" is beyond me. Even when they controlled everything, they took forever for them to get new stuff out the door.