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   Re: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RESTTuto

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I think the article is fairly accurate about what has been happening.
Anyone in the trenches has seen some of these disasters. We have all seen
major companies lock into software that goes out of business before the
software is even implemented.  I think the article could have even delved
deeper into the problem.  One quote I thought could correlate directly
with what we are seeing with XML specifications and technologies:

   'But companies don't always need what they get. "They overbuy
   and get more features, more functions than they need," says
   analyst David Smith of Gartner'

History keeps repeating itself!


Betty Harvey                         | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
harvey@eccnet.com                    | Washington,DC SGML/XML Users Grp
URL:  http://www.eccnet.com          | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/

> 5/21/2002 10:33:00 AM, "John Evdemon" <jevdemon@acm.org> wrote:
> >  This
> >popped up this morning as a rather painful reminder of the trends and
> >bandwagons the industry keeps jumping onto:
> >
> >http://www.usatoday.com/money/general/2002/05/20/squander.htm
> >


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