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   RE: [xml-dev] Another Microsoft XML patent

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MS has been drinking the visualization kool-aid, I see, 
and once again running around the notion that APIs and 
software evolve similar to biological ecologies.  The 
meme that just won't die but ought to..

The language of the next generation of clients is the 
language of viewpoints.  XAML and XUL are already behind 
the curve.


From: Michael Champion [mailto:michaelc.champion@gmail.com]

Perhaps this is the the same sense of "shape" -- 


'Software has shape.

A program or other coherent collection of software (e.g. a framework
or a class library) is an object (lower case) that exists in a
multi-dimensional space. We can view that object through any of many


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