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RE: [xml-dev] The Rise of Worse is Better

Would you really want to fly in a jetliner built with that philosophy?


-----Original Message-----
From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:13 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] The Rise of Worse is Better

Folks, Hello,

I just read an interesting article titled, The Rise of Worse is Better.

    The lesson to be learned from this is that it is often undesirable 
    to go for the right thing first. It is better to get half of the
    thing available so that it spreads like a virus. Once people are 
    hooked on it, take the time to improve it to 90% of the right thing.

I think this lesson applies to XML as well. Rather than developing a
data model (e.g., XML Schema) that tries to do everything, create a
simple data model that spreads like a virus and then take the time to
improve it.

More ... http://www.dreamsongs.com/RiseOfWorseIsBetter.html




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