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   RE: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

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Socrates placed "Argumentum ad homonym" as the least persuasive argument.

Not liking a new technology because of where it was authored is a lot like

If new ideas are arrogance then,.... well never mind.

There is a lot of innovation and good logic on this list, and at times a
touch of arrogance.  I can accept arrogance as the price of innovation.

Poor logic, on the other hand belongs on talk radio.   

Greg Alvord

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 1:34 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Why I Like Longhorn and XAML

clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>Still, I'm awfully glad to see Microsoft stick their necks out this
>far. Guts and moxie are thrilling even if risky.  Too many vested
>companies won't take risks and MS seems to thrive on them.

The only risk they're taking with XAML is a backlash against their
arrogance in discarding things that are already out there, but not owned
by them.

I suppose that's a genuine risk, but not something they're likely to
lose sleep over.

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