re: Why 90 percent of XML standards will fail
Tim Bray writes: > Supposed to be on ZDNet somewhere, but I saw it on Yahoo. The guy's > right, of course, but remember Theodore Sturgeon's Law of Popular Art > Forms, which extends nicely to XML (or any other) standards; it says: > > "95% of everything is crap". > > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20010226/tc/why_90_percent_of_xml_standards_will_fail_1.html If 10% (or even Sturgeon's 5%) of XML-based initiatives actually succeeded in any significant way, then XML would be an astounding success story. Tech initiatives tend to fail -- it's their nature -- and the more lofty or all-embracing the goals, the more likely the failure. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/
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