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- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:47:17 -0400
At 09:48 AM 9/25/00 -0700, Lisa Rein wrote:
>This one has my vote:
>it's from this months Business 2.0. And it's written by a professor of
>new media at hunter college in NY. Which shows that even professors
>sometimes don't do their homework. I guess this guy thought he was so
>smart, he didn't need to be bothered with the facts.
While this article is certainly pouring water on the hype, I'm not clear
where you think Clay Shirky's lost track of the facts.
I really like hearing that:
>XML does not mean less pain. It does not remove the
>pain of having to describe your data; it simply front-loads the pain where
>itís easier to see and deal with.
And also that:
>Interoperability isnít an engineering issue, itís a
I'd appreciate hearing which facts you think he got wrong. I don't think
he sees XML as a magic bullet, and as much as I love XML, I think he's
right on that count.
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
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