John Ousterhout writes:
> **The Internet is nothing more than a gluing tool.** It does not > create any new computations or data; it simply makes a huge number of > existing things easily accessible. The ideal language for most > Internet programming tasks is one that makes it possible for all the > connected components to work together; that is, a scripting language.
John K. Ousterhout, "Scripting: Higher-Level Programming for the 21st Century," (IEEE Computer, 31/3: 23–30), p. 28. http://www.stanford.edu/~ouster/cgi-bin/papers/scripting.pdf