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Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: Marcus Carr <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 12:26:50 +1000
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: email@example.com
Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."