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RE: The Rise of Worse is Better

Thanks for that link Roger.  All this time I thought I wanted
XML Hypermedia to follow the Rule of Least Power, but now I know 
it should be designed by the New Jersey Guy. ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
> Sent: August 29, 2012 07:13
> 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 right 
>     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
> Thoughts?
> /Roger
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