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  • To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,"XML Dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Flame bait du jour
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 15:46:17 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcLh3noanyQbXml8Q/+lOl8nABiCtwAAB5RA
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Flame bait du jour

I sometimes wonder why people bother posting links to articles designed
to troll XML-DEV. I was finally getting used to the reduced traffic over
the past weekend. If you really feel that bothered about the article you
should post on the magazine's message board or email the author. 

Forwarded "XML Sucks" articles aren't really worth discussing. 

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org] 
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 3:41 PM
> To: XML Dev
> http://www.vnunet.com/Analysis/1139183
> " I wasn't altogether surprised to find that XML is now "the 
> new VBasic" 
> and "the new Internet" and even "the new LAN" - what did 
> surprise me, however, was how very, very dull it all is.
> If the answer to all the miseries of the universe is the 
> filling in of automated forms, then of course we have to go 
> along with it. But is a "user schema" really the highest 
> aspiration of IT managers? Has our industry ceased to involve 
> creativity, and is it concentrating instead on simple nuts 
> and bolts and teams of beavering clerks setting up identical 
> two-phase commit in a mental state of complete tedium?"
> I personally see it the other way around -- XML automates or 
> otherwise eliminates the utter tedium of grammar definition, 
> parser generation, API defintion, and other nuts and bolts 
> stuff so that people can concentrate on the stuff that 
> involves creativity.
> --
> Mike Champion
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