Anne Wiggler has the pleasure of sitting directly across from a conference room. Although her location is the prime spot for scavenging lunch meeting leftovers, it does have its disadvantages. Managers, while waiting for the room to free up, will congregate around the door and hold a pre-meeting just in case anyone in the immediate vicinity was trying to write code and wasn't distracted enough already. Worse, some managers (especially the more jovial executive type) will notice Anne hard at work and stop by for a chat.

One of Anne's more recent chats was with a VP ("Bill Lumbergh"), who decided to stop by to enlighten her on the finer points of the new .NET technology. As she sat there, trying to write code in Visual Studio.NET, Bill hijacked her notepad and pen and started to explain what .NET was all about. Although Bill's explanation may have mixed up some of the finer details, such as "Smart Clients" and "N-Tiers", his diagram really cleared things up ...