ADO.Net itself was a big step ... in the wrong direction. LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework/LINQ to Entities may use some part of the ADO.Net libraries internally, but thanks god give you a saner API.
I don't understand what do you mean by your "generics might be good for most occasions but they cannot do math".
The article sounds hugely exaggerated. C# ain't going anywhere any time soon. See eg. Building your first Windows Metro style app using C#, C++, or Visual Basic
See? WinForms are gone, WPF is gone, but the language under the UI may still be C#.
Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.
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