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Re: Wasting half a trillion dollars?
- From: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- To: "W. E. Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, XML DEV <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 18:15:08 -0700
> This 'code on the client' is worth building because it is
> the exact expression of the best particular expertise for a given
> process. It is worth the expense of maintaining because it is a
> uniquely valuable common resource...
There's the rub. Consider some other common resources
like "clean air" and "clean water". Notice how there's a
similarity in the arguments this corporation made about money
spent on a common resource (client side IP and control) as
being "wasted", and the ones that various pollution-intensive
companies (name your least favorite :) make about how money
spent on pollution-free business processes would be "wasted" ...
In both cases, the "waste" is that money is spent on achieving
some shared social goal, rather than enriching the corporation.