I stumbled into the following blog post stating that "Java is the new COBOL":
It is funny to see how different people at different times get to think the same things. In fact, I would not like to seem arrogant as I never wrote such an accurate analysis, but I used to think myself (and say, mostly as a joke tough) that "Java is the 21st-century's COBOL" – which is pretty much the same thing 🙂
And if you don't believe that I actually was already saying so, En3pY can confirm. I can remember having him cracking up laughing when I first said so to him.