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   Re: Random XTech observations

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 09:57:53 -0800

At 11:51 AM 3/5/00 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>One other point while we're talking about XTech - it was a relatively small
>community of generally overworked people.  The XML community, especially
>the set of people focused on XML rather than just applying it, really needs
>to grow.  Far too many of the people I talked to (myself included) are
>turning down exciting and/or lucrative work because there isn't enough time
>to do it, and it's hard to refer the work to similarly overbusy people.

What Simon said.  We absolutely need to grow a few more of our own XML-savvy
independents.  Of course, XML savvy is pretty useless unless you know a lot
about web servers and browsers and databases and concurrency and middleware
and so on... And of course there's a crying shortage of expertise
in all that stuff too.  Sigh. -T.

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