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   RE: [xml-dev] RE: Auto-completion in editors

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Yeah, someone could say, "I am going to grow corn so I can ride the
markets for cereal *and* cow feed".  Or, "I am going to go into corn
distribution so I have leverage in both directions".  Or, "I am going to
go into retailing so I can get 50% margins on a box of corn flakes".
They are all correct.

A side opinion; I think computer people are the worst in the world for
always going meta.  Even when we have a clear problem to solve (like,
implement an accounting system), we always try to attack the meta
problem and the meta-meta problems first.  I admit that abstraction is a
good way to attack problems, but taken to far it is a way to avoid
solving problems while still looking busy.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:56 AM
> To: 'Nicolas LEHUEN'; 'andrzej@chaeron.com'
> Cc: 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] RE: Auto-completion in editors
> A long time ago I wrote it like this on a wall
> at the oldeIntergraph:  We build the tools to
> build the tools and sell the tools we build.
> Then that market went to MS.  There ain't no
> money in the core technologies.  That is why
> open source found a niche and the rest of us
> went on to working in deeper niches.
> <troll>And I actually expect MS to do the same before
> it is all said and done.  Operating systems become
> commodity parts in a webified system that depends
> on component level application languages.</troll>
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolas LEHUEN [mailto:nicolas.lehuen@ubicco.com]
> What's great about building foundation tools, is that you can even use
> to
> build the tools afterwards !
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