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On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 18:46:55 -0600, Uche Ogbuji
> Auntie Mame is probably neither a Visual Basic programmer, nor very handy
> the Excel formula language. And she probably doesn't pass her latest
> Osama bin Ladin joke around with her friends using "show changes".
Also, Auntie Mame may have no use for XML, but Cousin Susie might be able
to do some cool stuff with Mame's garden club newsletter if it were in XML
rather than proprietary Word format -- pulling in jokes from RSS-syndicated
gardening blogs and newsletters, or accessing some "garden joke du jour"
web service perhaps -- that her mama never thought possible. That's the
whole point of XML, liberating the information from the app that created it
so that unexpected things can happen.