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   Re: [xml-dev] Arbortext bought

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> XML won, so Arbortext has to merge or die. 

I would appreciate if you could back up that assertion. For example if 
you could outline a concrete scenario where Arbortext would have been 
killed (by whom?) had they not merged. This is of more than academic 
interest to me as an employee of Blast Radius XMetaL.

My impression is that Arbortext was as successful and stable as they 
have ever been. One of the financial details that has been released 
since the announcement is this: product prices had been RISING at the 
same time that their sales volume was rising. It does not sound like a 
company on death's door.

Even if this is xml-dev, I think you are rather markup obsessed. XML is 
the new ASCII. Arbortext was in the business of content creation and 
publishing. They were not (as of 2005) in the business of markup any 
more than BEA is in the business of HTTP or Sun is in the business of 

  Paul Prescod


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