MVC is the new black: "In the Web 2.0 apps that really Get It, they have a database backend, a web frontend and - crucially - some kind of web services API in between. Flickr is a great example of this kind of architecture - almost everything you can do through the Flickr website can be done programmatically through a desktop application."

What's that Mark Twain quote? "The ancients have stolen all our best ideas"