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   [OT] "Blackbird" not "Blackberry" Re: [xml-dev] WSIO vs. Semantic Web- S

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2/15/2002 12:53:21 PM, Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net> wrote:

>Microsoft tried to go up against the Web once and lost. You can argue
>that it was because the other big companies like Sun etc. bet on the Web
>while Microsoft bet on BlackBerry. 

"Blackbird" was a (horribly misguided, in 20:20 hindsight) Microsoft
project to define an HTML-like "web" page formatting language with
scripting capabilities.

Check out http://www.devx.com/premier/mgznarch/vbpj/1995/12dec95/intrdev.pdf
if you want an intense "deja vu" experience :~)


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