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- To: "Mike Champion" <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] [OT] "Blackbird" not "Blackberry" Re: [xml-dev] WSIO vs. Semantic Web- Setting the Record Straight
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 11:23:44 -0800
- Thread-index: AcG2Tr6IAJIbBKwiTxWwnc6ahuUXNQAA/cNg
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] [OT] "Blackbird" not "Blackberry" Re: [xml-dev] WSIO vs. Semantic Web- Setting the Record Straight
> >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
> >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.
Although, the success of Flash should show that "proprietary web-page
authoring language" is not a completely misguided idea. Not that I
think people should be doing this; just pointing out that such efforts
are not defacto doomed to failure.