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   Re: power uses of XML vs. simple uses of XML

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  • From: "Dave Winer" <dave@userland.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 08:24:42 -0700

>>I occasionally hear claims that "they just don't understand", but I think
there's something a lot deeper than that going on.

Yeah, it's the other way around.

Look at Napster, a fire raging in the market, and they're not even using
XML, at all.

A totally hacked up binary-and-text format, but it has huge momentum.

Elegance and completeness and premeditated best practices have nothing to do
with it.

Apps drive markets, as they always have.

You don't get to design markets, they just happen.


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