Here's an interesting question: which technology is winning, Java or ActiveX? According to a survey of Web sites by Jeff Winchell of Application Methods, the answer is neither: the most often used software development technology on the Web--by far--is still CGI.
"It really struck me as, 'Why didn't anyone do this before?'" Winchell says: "With the Web, you can get real statistics that aren't just a sampling, or some expert marketing research guy who derives something, or some pundit who just guesses. These are the real numbers."
Most interesting: nearly every single use of ActiveX was on Microsoft's own sites