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   RE: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC

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The popularity wasn't based on the protocol.  It was based 
on the *free* content.   I'd be surprised if most of the 
people using Napster understood two groats about P2P.  Just 
like Mosaic, they understood they could install a client 
for free by download, then download music and burn CDs. 
Cheap CD burners and the plummeting price in CD blanks 
had a lot to do with it too. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]

I don't think that this is what Dave is saying because I don't think
anyone has been arguing that standardization is the make or break factor
for applications. So it would be attacking a strawman. I see Dave's
argument as "popularity beats rigor."


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