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

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  • To: "Betty Harvey" <harvey@eccnet.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RESTTutorial)
  • From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:17:19 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIA3ezgsWtMMHsyQ/2JnaoHJrqkoAAHa24A
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RESTTutorial)

> 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!

On the other hand, the availability of tools and products for XML has
lagged pretty badly, making it hard for the progress-minded CEO to find
things to spend money on.  The complication in the specs only makes it
more difficult for vendors to produce products that people can overbuy.


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