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   Re: [xml-dev] Low-end Office 11 won't do user schemas, it seems

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> Sigh, I thought Office 2003 looked too good to be true.  I was a fool, but 
> I believed ...  

I have always been skeptical about MSFT's ability to pull this off, ever since 
I read Kurt Cagle's teaser of the Vision to Rule us All.  MSFT has hired some 
really sharp people in the XML space lately, and there is no doubt that I was 
very impressed by what Don Box demoed to me of InfoPath.  But I've always been 
skeptical that Microsoft has it in their DNA to make the fundamental changes 
in outlook required to truly open up XML to their Office users.  Even the 
slickest UI cannot overcome a mismatch between the interests of a vendor and 
its customers, which, I think has become very large recently in the case of MS.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Gems From the [Python/XML] Archives - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/04/09/py-xm
Introducing N-Triples - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-thi
Use internal references in XML vocabularies - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerw
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
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