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

David Lyon wrote:

> Let's all be honest. Most of us work for big companies and we don't want
> small companies to have cool technology because that would be a competive
> threat.

Well shiver me timbers! Here I am working for 12 years in a small company selling
cool technology to big companies - if only I'd known how they really felt...

> The only exception is Pizzas, Videos & Takeout where we (mostly) all frequent.

Guilty as charged.

> but do we want to make something like this really happen ?

It already is happening - I'm involved with an industry consortium that covers all
aspects of residential mortgage lending. All of the major players are using XML,
some of them very well. Five years ago, the term "SGML" would draw nothing but
blank stares from most of them. These are big players and big systems.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein