For all the hype about overly complex Internet application development platforms, it still seems a huge chunk of the really cool development is being done with clean, simple, open tools. For example, the entire eGroups architecture is written in Python. Most prepackaged platforms like BroadVision, Vignette, and Interwoven TeamSite just aren’t flexible enough to build really cool stuff, and by the time you’ve plowed hundreds of thousands of dollars into software licenses, you’re pretty short on cash to pay programmers.