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   Re: Future Of Browsers - Business Model Perspective

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  • From: Dan Ancona <dan@intervista.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 18:54:23 -0700

>At 10:42 AM 8/27/98 +1000, Marcus Carr wrote:
>I think this is very true. To put what Don says into a slightly different
>perspective, I was recently given an interesting but third-hand statistic
>two thirds of the people alive on the earth at this point in time have
never made
>a telephone call. If true, you have to wonder what "serving the masses"
>means - probably not who has the nicest GUI.

No, "serving the masses" means smart content that adapts cleanly to a broad
range of clients.

Usability Matters, whether it's an API, a file format, an OS, or a piece of
software.  Just ask my Mom -- windows doesn't make a damn bit of sense to
her.  HTML happened because it was simple enough that when you did "View
Source..." in Mosaic the first time, you could figure it out.  Windows
happened because it was a lot easier to grok than the command line.

Isn't helping us climb out of the muck of always having to design for some
lowest common denominator one of XML's reasons for existence?


>>>> you might still see it in the desert <<<<

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