@It's the web...
"Look how increasingly irrelevant win32 is becoming today, thanks to the web. In Microsoft Land, the web is public enemy #1!"
Hello, hello, the 1990's would like their FUD back.
That's the biggest load of yesteryear pish I've heard recently. Microsoft circa 1995 perhaps.
Yes every corporation seeks to steer how we use the internet to their financial advantage, but these days MS are no more evil and control seeking than Apple, Google or Oracle.
Go check the MS dev tools and you'll find the web and importantly interop fully embraced. e.g. support for both XML and JSON baked into the tools. Oh yeah, and how about their participation in and redistribution of jQuery in Visual Studio?
Oh and "win32 irrelevant", well sorry matey, I think Microsoft's 90% share of the desktop OS market keeps Win32 pretty relevant.