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   RE: [xml-dev] are native XML databases needed?

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The issue of what factors need to be present for a new technology to receive widespread acceptance- is this another permathread?  "Relentless innovativeness" is certainly a species characteristic, but then, so is "insufferable  complacency"...

-----Original Message-----
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Sent: Aug 25, 2004 11:04 AM
To: 'Michael Kay' <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] are native XML databases needed?

It's oftn after they have taken a bigger step backwards, 
seen the benefit, then wanted better.  HTML leaps to mind.

The mammals are relentless innovators. 


From: Michael Kay [mailto:michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com]

But I once thought that C would never be displaced, and overnight Java came
along and everyone decided it was the next thing. I don't know why it
happens, but sometimes the industry decides to take a step forwards.

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