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- From: Jonathan Robie <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rex Brooks)
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:40:11 -0400
At 07:47 PM 9/22/98 -0700, Rex Brooks wrote:
>I only recently subscribed to this mailing list in order to better
>understand xml and how it was developing in relation to IDL and distributed
>computing in general. I am beginning to be gravely disappointed at the
>extent to which this is a list mainly populated by self-serving vendors and
>authors. Is this really true, or am I just stepping in during a
>particularly ugly patch of competing offers?
You seem to be responding to a post that I found informative enough to
forward to two different people. It described the architecture for a
particular product in some detail, and seemed to be about the architecture,
not a sales plug for the product.
My impression is that a lot of the people who are involved in this are
either implementing things that use it, writing about it, or consulting,
which is why they know what they are talking about. If we eliminate the
"self-serving vendors and authors", and perhaps also the "self-serving
consultants", along with some "self-serving students" who are trying to get
their degrees, we're left with people who aren't doing anything, and
therefore have little to say. The people on this list are, by and large,
very good, and they are doing real things.
When it comes to IDL, I'm one of those people who isn't doing much with it
and has little to say, so I'm glad to read the comments of those who know
what they are talking about.
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