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

David Lyon wrote:

> His existing product could easily work for Video, Pizza and Takeout allowing
> people to look at the menu on the kiosk outside the shop before going in and
> purchasing. In fact, they could easily purchase from outside the shop and
> then only go in when they need to collect the pizza or video.

a)  How does the shop justify spending $15k on such a device?

b)  How do ask it if the anchovies are packaged in peanut oil, since you're
allergic to peanuts?

c)  Why use XML instead of an HTML form and a printer?

d)  How do you pay cash?

> If you can do this sort of thing today, then it can't be that hard to extend
> the technology a bit further back to someones home or phone or car console
> using xml.

A reasonable conclusion then is that it's not economically viable, not that the
technology doesn't support it.

> Sure there are lots of challenges but XML can get everywhere, it just needs
> people to be focused on looking for commercially viable opportunities and
> being able to execute them.

That's not exclusive to XML - concentrating on commercially viable opportunities
is the standard goal of pretty much any business.


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