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   Re: Random XTech observations

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 19:22:54 +0000

At 09:57 05/03/00 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>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.

Another area where we are short is in contributions from students. We had a
student presentation in the SML session - well done - but in general XML
has not yet penetrated academia. Students are where our future lies.


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