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   RE: [xml-dev] sense on XML from MS

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People unable to master the management of 
abstractions should not manage XML programming 
projects.  People who can't learn them shouldn't 
program.  The reason XML scales is because 
the OOPisms and relationalisms are not there. 
XML conforms to the environment and only 
weakly feeds back into evolution of the 
environment.  Weak feedback is loose coupling 
and that is very powerful because scaling 
amplifies the effect of weak signals.  This 
is where the Simple Is Better guys get it right.

But the outcome is, XML Doesn't Care, so 
programmers have to.  Don't scream into 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

"The big thing we had to deal with [at Microsoft] was learning and
embracing XML," Lucovsky said. "XML is more difficult than people


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