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

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Michael, this thread starts with a list of 
features "I" like in Longhorn and XAML.  
Address those.  Disagreement is 
fine, but unless you can disagree with 
the technical approach, not enough people 
care. The US government won't help this time.  
They are distracted.

Actually, XAML although fun, is the least 
interesting part of the design. Indigo, 
WinFX and WinFS are.  They are recognizing 
the hardware evolution and that kids live 
for their 3D real time networked games.

Dig down into the Longhorn documents and understand what 
is in that framework.  It isn't just cool; it's right.


From: Michael Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org]

On Nov 4, 2003, at 9:18 PM, Didier PH Martin wrote:
> Didier replies:
> If the competition 
> cannot
> respond to what Microsoft is offering, what can we do?

Umm, this seems to confirm Tim Bray's "cui bono" suspicions.  Does the 
IT industry need a Next Big Thing, or are end users suffering real 
pains that Avalon, etc. cure?  I'm wide open to being persuaded that 
HTML sucks as  a UI, but I'm just seeing "oooh, cool" and "we need 
something new" and "disagreement is ludicrous" arguments.


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