Sun continues to wander down pathways others have trod before, while believing that they are the first ones to have visited:
The ACE project lets non-programmers draw programs by connecting boxes and lines. It's been tried before. Java developers will get a chance to check it out when Sun delivers the source code to ACE at JavaONE next month. "A common criticism has been that Java is very hard to use. Ace will bring the tools and facilities of Java to more people."