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10/10/2002 10:13:25 AM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:

>I'd sure hate to 
>fly on airliners built to Shirky's philosophy, 

Right.  Shudder, what a thought! 

But on the other hand I think his point is that a universal,
cheap hypertext web would not yet exist had it NOT been
built by a Worse is Better philosophy.

Worse is Better if you need universality fast, and can live
with some problems.  Worse is Worse if you need guaranteed quality
of service, verifiable identify, reliable transactions, etc.

>UDDI may not be the best player, 
>but it does have the quality that what one 
>asserts one must back up.  Using Google, 
>anyone can say anything about anyone or 
>anything and that is far too easy to game.
>The RESTafarians are taking a bridge too far.

I suspect that's why if you scratch a RESTifarian, you 
often find a Semantic Web lover :-)  Google for
discovery, a traceable network of assertions to determine

To steal a phrase from you (len) "horses for courses"


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