Microsoft'sComponent Object Model
. The idea
is good, based around the concept
of being able to create an object
in any language
with a language independant definition
, and to let several of these objects work together
Unfortuantly, in traditional style Microsoft forgot to account for a few small things, such as everything but polymorphism. They noticed this and tacked on late binding, distributed execution, system independant activation, persistance and a few other items.