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RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

Yes that is it exactly, IMO.  For personalization, 
the device might want to know if I have allergies 
and does the Lebanese menu account for that.  
There is no end to the application of time, space 
and personal characteristic contexts given 
bandwidth, disk space and the will to code XML. 
As David points out, if the source isn't listed 
(doesn't have a URI), it doesn't exist.  

When the discussions of using 3D cities comes 
up, the response is always, "great idea, who 
pays for the maps?"  And being in a business 
that does do something of the sort (look at 
the field unit in your local police or fire 
vehicle), I can attest to that.  The answer is 
of course, integration based on standard formats.
But we both know that.  XML is only the first 
step.  Then it is the will to share the application 

Then there is the maintenance thing.  Data lives 
and then it dies.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren Wood [mailto:lauren@softquad.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:11 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> One always open the phone book and look but what 
> fun is that?

No fun if you don't have one with you. Here's a scenario that makes sense to
I'm travelling, somewhere I don't know. The car's tank is nearly empty and I
really do 
want to find the *nearest* place to fill up. And when I want to eat, I want
maybe not a 
pizza parlour, but an Indian or Lebanese restaurant. I don't have a phone
book, I don't 
know the ZIP code where I am, I might be able to tell you roughly what city
I'm in or was 
in 5 minutes ago (picture Silicon Valley, where the boundaries are not
exactly easy to 
figure out)...

My cell phone should be able to tell me where to fill up, and where to find
that Lebanese 
restaurant, or tell me there isn't one within a half-hour drive.
Wasn't that meant to be the promise of web services?