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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication

We debated that on Jon Taplin's blog given his iPad and Anything Apple  
enthrallment.  Money really shines for some abnd unfortunately, some  
of them are educators by title.

Two points: 1)  American educational materials are already captured by  
the fact that few publishers supply that market and they are thralls  
of the Texas School Boards which are their biggest market and very  
conservative.  Enuff said.

2)  and back to the barn, it is critical that we keep our focus on  
open data resources for education, that is, remember why we do XML and  
what this extra effort to markup information buys us.  If Apple can't  
get that into their products, then someone will and a few examples  
from what Texas does to school curricula will be enough to convince  
the smarter systems to buy NoTApple.

As for those who don't, to put words into the mouth of the Great Gazoo:

"Let evolution succeed.  Let the dum dums die."


Quoting Pete Cordell <petexmldev@codalogic.com>:

> Original Message From: <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
>> From my perspective, this was inevitable and  what I meant over the  
>> years of watching the sea changes since the web  and muttering  
>> "welcome to the music industry".  Selling digital  anything has a  
>> common core of opportunities for this kind of  consolidation and  
>> controlling the entry of new resources.
> In interesting way to look at it.  (I nearly said analogy, but it's  
> closer to reality than that!)
> What really scars me is Apple's iBooks for schools.  A brilliant  
> concept if it were open, but highly disturbing if one company  
> controls what a nation's children are taught.
> (But I think I've now moved out of the barnyard!)
> Pete Cordell
> Codalogic Ltd
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> data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes.
> Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com
> for more info
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