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

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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: David Galbraith <david@moreover.com>, xmldev <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 14:37:07 -0500

Napster has something a lot of people want:  
stolen music.   Fine, let's steal software 
and put it on Napster too.  Then only Intel 
will have money.

Napster while an interesting phenomenon is also one 
of those famous flying machines next to 
the great wall:  guaranteed to make the 
emperor react badly.  As Chris Marrin 
says, "don't open portals that lead to hell". 
I hope that if XML developers choose to 
do this kind of work, they also choose a 
responsible application domain instead of 
one that impoverishes artists by 
inserting a different middle man into 
the food chain and takes away what little 
is left of the royalties once the expenses 
are paid.  Artists pay for EVERYTHING in 
that system.    This side 
of the megaMegasuperstar, the average 
salary is 45k for a successful recording 
artist.  Less if the album fails to go 

Don't come back and tell me what CDs 
cost to produce.  I produce them and 
know precisely what they cost.  Find 
out who gets the money.  Then, if you 
want to do something like this, make 
direct deals with the content providers, 
not the record labels.



Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: David Galbraith [mailto:david@moreover.com]

Napster is a neat way to be a client and a server on the web, and is good
for exchanging files. Imagine the power if XML were used within a Napster
style environment to describe data and functions that could be shared. This
is something that Infraseach hinted at (using Gnutella for distributed
searching) before they went into 'stealth mode' after funding. It will be
interesting to see what they come up with.

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