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


Some interesting questions. I'll have to answer them offline!


On Thursday 18 October 2001 12:26, Marcus Carr wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Regards,
> Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
> ___________________________________________________________________
> Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
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