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 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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