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[pulling a bit worth pondering out of the previous and largely dead thread]
At 12:28 AM 6/19/2003 -0400, Rich Salz wrote:
>To me it fits in the 80 part of 80/20, but maybe my viewpoint is too
The dangerous part of the 80/20 story is that people seem to focus on the
minor losses involved in getting 80% of the capabilities, not the major
sacrifices involved in reaching the 20% of work behind those capabilities.
Most people still seems to agree that recent specs provide roughly 80% of
what they wanted, with some significant variation. (Schemas and Web
Services seem to be the primary places where people regularly say "That is
a completely different thing from what I wanted.")
The other side of the equation is trickier, but I'd guess we've moved up
from XML 1.0's 80/20 (80/30, perhaps?) to a range from 80/50 to 80/100,
which isn't nearly as exciting.