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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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Paul Prescod wrote:
> As I recall it, the Web was doubling in popularity every six months (not
> every year, as I said before), before Microsoft or Netscape were
> involved. What evidence do you have that bigco participation was
> necessary to keep up this pace? Did Napster need a bigco to become
> mainstream? (before it was sued out of existence!)
> Let me suggest the opposite theory. Where there is a big user community,
> big companies will get involved, whether they add new value or not.

And if you ask me, Netscape (and MSIE, but principally Netscape)
actually set the Web back by at least a year.

--Joe English



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