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Re: Lotsa laughs

  • From: "Steve Oldmeadow" <smo@j...>
  • To: "Mark Birbeck" <Mark.Birbeck@i...>, <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 09:48:26 +0800

Re: Lotsa laughs

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@i...>
To: <xml-dev@i...>
Sent: 26/05/1999 12:18
Subject: RE: Lotsa laughs

> Having trouble keeping up with the incredibly profound depth of this
> discussion, but am I right in saying that anyone who "wants products
> that work together" is licking the backside of Bill Gates? Helping his
> "death-ray"? Phew. Lighten up guys.

I never said anyone who wants products that work together is licking any
part of Bill Gates.  Obviously advocates of open standards want all products
to work together.  My point was that people are rationalising their one eyed
attitude to Microsoft on the basis that at least all their products work
together (sometimes :) ).

>
> Someone needs to do BizTalk, or its equivalent - right? If someone else
> does it, fine - can't say I'll lose much sleep either way.

What we need is an open framework for e-commerce that will realise the
promise of EDI.  XML and related technologies have a good chance of being
the basis for such a framework.  Do you think the Internet would have taken
off if it was based on NetBEUI or NetBIOS?

>Like it or not, they have probably got more chance of getting up to speed
with XML via some of the samples
>and tools on the Microsoft XML site, than they have by listening to what
passes for debate on this list.

Sorry the quality of debate isn't up to your standards, however, I'm afraid
I can't take anything you say regarding Microsoft too seriously when:
1) Your e-mail domain is iedigital.net - surely a blatant attempt to ride on
Microsoft's coat tails;
2) One of the keywords on your web site is Microsoft but no other vendors
are listed.

Steve Oldmeadow






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