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> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 19 February 2002 14:22
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Traditional RPC
> "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> > The popularity wasn't based on the protocol.
> It's just a theory.
> 1. My theory is that protocols will get chosen because they work
> 2. Your theory is that they will get chosen because they ship with
> MSDN and other vendor-backed distributions.
> 3. Dave's seems to be that they will get chosen because they are
> popular with end-users and surrounded by hype and excitement.
> Obviously I subscribe to my theory.
So you should. It's a reasonable theory.
My theory :), is that protocols will get chosen is because to differing
degrees, a) "anyone" can implement them b) they protect people from
"strategic" lock-ins c) they push software to become commodity items, d)
they decouple interface from implementation (a, b and c fall out of d to
Bill de hÓra
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