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RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Lauren Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 15:33:31 -0500
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.
From: Lauren Wood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:11 PM
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
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
My cell phone should be able to tell me where to fill up, and where to find
restaurant, or tell me there isn't one within a half-hour drive.
Wasn't that meant to be the promise of web services?