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RE: Alternatives to the W3C

  • From: "Brandt Dainow" <bd@i...>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 15:19:30 -0000

benedikt koehler email
I hate to be a bore about all this, but I think we should all remember that
most of the human race do NOT have access to high-tech PC's.  There is a
massive movement of 386 & 486 machines from the US and Europe into places
like Africa.  Timbuktu, for example, has precisely 2 PC's, both 486's.  The
doctors there use them to access medical information over the web which they
couldn't afford to buy via medical journals.  They claim this has saved
hundreds of lives in the last year alone.  Now maybe I'm an idealist, but I
happen to think getting IT into the third world is a little more important
than allowing some company to make an extra 2% profit.

My message to developers is thus:- don't raise the tech barrier, lower it.
Don't wish for better technology, work out how to do more with less.

Brandt Dainow
bd@i...
Internet Etc Ltd
http://www.internet-etc.com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-xml-dev@i... [mailto:owner-xml-dev@i...]On
>Behalf Of
>Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 10:59 AM
>To: Tim Bray; Don Park; 'XML Dev'
>Subject: RE: Alternatives to the W3C
>
>
>>Maybe I'm old-fashioned; I believe passionately that the
>Internet needs for
>>there to be more than one browser.  -T.
>
>Aye, but try developing applications for users in Scotland (and we have
>several US offices).
>When the business suddenly says "everyone must be able to use it", you
>suddenly have to score out a whole load of technologies and
>the development
>either takes a lot longer (justify that to the guy paying) or
>just doesn't
>work that well for users.
>
>Don't get me wrong, I would not like any one company to dominate, as
>competitiveness = innovation, but surely they could all argue their
>"standards" to produce one really good browser. After all, the
>W3C are able
>to do it.
>
>cheers
>steven
>
>Steven Livingstone
>Glasgow, Scotland
>07771 957 280 or +447771957280
>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	Tim Bray [SMTP:tbray@t...]
>> Sent:	20 January 2000 04:47
>> To:	Don Park; 'XML Dev'
>> Subject:	RE: Alternatives to the W3C
>>
>> At 08:15 PM 1/19/00 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>> >I think we will all benefit tremendously if there was just
>> >one browser to support.
>>
>> Maybe I'm old-fashioned; I believe passionately that the
>Internet needs
>> for
>> there to be more than one browser.  -T.
>>
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