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   Re: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC

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On Tuesday 19 February 2002 12:30 pm, Matthew Gertner wrote:
> This might be true, but I doubt it. I truly believe that the Web,
> for all its warts and insufficiencies, is far better for the
> development of, say, a corporate website, than anything that came
> before. 

The fact is that "corporate websites" became a necessity only after 
people started really doing stuff. What a lot of people have found is 
that doing quick and dirty stuff is easy, but doing anything of 
reasonable complexity is still *hard*.

>The hype came *after* people discovered that their
> grandmothers were putting together websites, not before. 

I don't know many grandmothers that have web sites.... or reasonable 
ones anyway. The web in terms of size is huge, but a lot of it is 
really wasteland... and I think the barrier to entry is at least part 
of it (the other being that most people have little to say... the rest 
join XML-DEV ;-))

> I still don't really see what you are getting at. You seem to imply
> in your initial post that we would be better off having separate
> infrastructure for information delivery and application development.
> Then you give the example of InternetWeek.com, which looks like the
> perfect example of an application that requires both.

The point I was trying to make is that we need to keep the different 
needs and markets in mind.... and we shouldn't feel constrained by the 
success of one to carry the mechanism into the other.  


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