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   Re: [xml-dev] sense on XML from MS

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Yes, Lucowsky is a great guy and the .MyServices is well worth reading to
creative usages of XML.

But on the next day comes this...

I can't believe Microsoft's business model for MyServices until now really
was to annoy people with shared calendars and oh-so-important unsecure
shopping wallets based on the hope that they would eventually pay for the
joy of passing on their personal data to more and more faceless entities and
have their privacy further destroyed through their own "consent" whever the
data eventually gets correlated. Anyone willing to bet that Dubya would
never require that to seek-and-destroy enemies of the State who might have a
Passport (no pun intended, really) ?

Glad that it failed for now, especially after arguing with so many people
who were bovinely waiting for the inevitability of His Billship's vision du
jour to submerge them.

Alain Rogister

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 4:59 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] sense on XML from MS

> I don't normally quote Microsoft architects, nor do I often find
> InfoWorld that exciting lately, but there's an article there that's
> really got me thinking:
> http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/02/04/10/020410hnctohailstorm.xml
> Just a few choice bits:
> --------------------------
> He also encouraged attendees to consider when building Web services
> whether to program to an object-centric or XML-centric model. One
> pitfall to look out for in the object-centric path is how to obtain
> extensibility when you are programming at a high level, he said....
> The primary skill a workforce needs is a deep understanding of XML,
> particularly name spaces and versioning.
> "The big thing we had to deal with [at Microsoft] was learning and
> embracing XML," Lucovsky said. "XML is more difficult than people
> think."
> ---------------------------
> It echoes a lot of what we say here, I guess, but it makes some points
> that aren't very often heard in the latest wave of Web Services hype.
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
> Errors, errors, all fall down!
> http://simonstl.com
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