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   Re: [xml-dev] REST has too many verbs

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2/11/2002 5:18:59 PM, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:

>Maybe it's time to start looking harder for that luxury, instead of
>putting up with the received wisdom of "if we build a huge centralized
>system, everything will work better."

I can definitely agree with THAT!  I'm reminded with Computerworld's interview 
with Clay Shirky 

"To most people, Napster meant kids stealing music. But to application designers, 
what it did was build a five 9s [99.999% uptime] service on fantastically 
unreliable hardware. At its height, Napster had 70 million unpaid system 
administrators, each operating a tiny, unreliable server. But if you needed a 
Britney Spears song at 3 a.m., it was there, period."

>The mainstream will be the mainstream until enough people (and
>organizations) leave it.  Risk is scary, but change doesn't happen
>without it.

And that [somehow!] reminds me of my favorite link for today:
"?Invention is a flower, innovation is a weed? (TR November/December 1999). That 
is, an original idea can be brilliant, profound and compelling?but what ultimately 
gives it power and influence is that it spreads. Great ideas aren?t enough; they 
have to be adoptable and adaptable. They have to thrive outside the nurturing 
greenhouse and the loving gardener?s care."

While the WS-I are cultivating the flowerbeds, we here on xml-dev do our duty 
blowing on the dandelion puffs to disperse the weeds.  :~)


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