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On Thursday 12 September 2002 18:05, Adam Turoff wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 05:22:35PM +0100, Alaric B. Snell wrote:
> > I can't lose the feeling that something here is terribly, drastically,
> > wrong here. Nobody ever made an XDR (eXternal Data Representation, not
> > the other one) accelerator, an ASN.1 BER accelerator, or anything like
> > that.
> Nobody ever made XDR or ASN.1 a household word, either.
Exactly; this is also evidence of something terribly, drastically, wrong
here. When people come to me saying "I want something to solve my business
problem... and I want XML in it!" it's like somebody saying "I want you to
build me a car... and I want you to use 5mm diameter bolts to assemble it!"
> > This is crazy!
> > Something's wrong!
> Yep. Someone left the keys to the webserver on the table and the
> marketing guys found them.
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