Here’s a true tale of trying to turn a functional VMS financial application into a “cool” .NET application:
(written by Alex Papadimoulis in Redmond Developer News)
I don’t know where the author got his example, but I have a friend with an identical story. His story is has a follow-on — they’ve lost so many customers by pushing “version 2” that they will declare bankruptcy soon.
As for DIBOL, the language in the article, it is fully maintained, and now cross-platform. If only the rock stars had known…