I'd submit this to The Daily WTF, but there's nobody technical over there, just VB/CRUD clowns who shave every day. They'd think it made sense.
In 1997, in (what was then) MSJ, some idiot gibbered the following:
I'm certain that future C++ compilers and linkers will implement a natural, automatic mapping between C++ objects and COM objects...
That would be a lot like the International Standards Organization inventing a new unit of volume specially for Budweiser.