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Re: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
- From: David Brownell <email@example.com>
- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:09:56 -0700
> > But what I'd really want is the nearest NON-CHAIN store.
> > Products funneling me exclusively to BigCo products are not
> > in the interest of this consumer (or, arguably, most of them).
> This reminds me a bit of my early hopes for XML. It looked like a cool
> way to create tools which were useful, small, and ubiquitous.
It is! Just that's not what people have (until recently) been getting
paid to build.
> Instead, a lot of the XML out there is still hulking, enormous, and used
> only as bridges between particular systems.
It's a sign that lots of hulking/enormous systems are getting
brought onto the web, and they've desperately been needing
tools that were useful and ubiquitous. It's the "small" that's
been lacking, for various reasons ...
> Win some, lose some.
Two out of three ain't bad ... it's a win in most games!