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RE: Wasting half a trillion dollars?

Let 'em believe what they want to believe.  A network 
that still doesn't get PUBLIC IDs or why adding a lot 
of little DLLs to the client turns it back into a fat 
client isn't ready to understand local autonomy and 
the reliability of local rules over global mandates.  
Hey just a little more Prolog...  

To the IT manager who thinks they can better manage 
client configurations by keeping all the code on a 
central server, or the CEO who thinks they can get 
more productivity out of employees by making sure they 
can't get RealPlayerZed, this all looks like good magic.

To the user who has seen enough 404s or watched a 
brownout, to the California utilities who can't 
afford the server farms they have now, to the local 
agency who refuses to handle more information than 
they need because the UN tells them they should...
this all looks like deep caca.

People who tell you a web browser is a perfect 
next generation client need to write a few 
industrial sized database applications so 
they can discover the joys of persistent state 
and client side business rules.
Next, Up, Back, History, Go To, don't solve all of the 
context problems of complex navigation.   :-)


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

-----Original Message-----
From: W. E. Perry [mailto:wperry@fiduciary.com]

I can hardly imagine a more perfectly backward message.