Today, a developer with no special skills managed to uninstall multiple versions of Oracle's (and Sun's) JVM from his Windows 7 machine, and successfully installed the 1.6.0_23 (released yesterday) afterwards.
Asked how his difficult tasks were accomplished, the developer said, "I dunno, I went to Control Panel, Programs and Features, and selected all five or six of the Java development kits and runtime environments, and just... uninstalled 'em."
Then, he downloaded the 1.6.0_23 JDK and installed it. "Well, for that, I just, you know, went clicky clicky on the download thingy and then it ran for a bit. Then I opened up a command.com thing, or whatever, and ran 'java -version' to make sure it said the right version and everything - I like to test. Momma taught me well."
Industry insiders were amazed that such a simpleton was able to succeed in the complex and nearly impossible task, that daunted a Java Champion into saying that Java on the client was dead. "Surely he's a genius," one analyst who might have been from Forrester claimed. "BTW, Java is dead."
Another industry pundit claimed that this was proof that maple syrup was bad for dogs.