Among the blogs I follow is that of Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python. Mostly they are interesting but his latest one (IronPython in Action and the Decline of Windows) is a large pile of wtf. Apparently programming windows apps is tedious and gui creation requires many lines of code. Even more surprising to me, web apps are far easier to create.
Wow, apparently he has never heard of delphi, visual studio or any of the other gui editors that have been about since at least the mid 80s. The last time I laid a gui out in code, other than for eductational purposes, would have been about 1986. I have no desire to do it again either.