Painful USA Today article (was RE: ANN: REST Tutorial)
5/21/2002 10:33:00 AM, "John Evdemon" <jevdemon@a...> wrote: > This >popped up this morning as a rather painful reminder of the trends and >bandwagons the industry keeps jumping onto: > >http://www.usatoday.com/money/general/2002/05/20/squander.htm > Shudder ... that's painful, all right! Thanks :~) The bits that caught my eye were: '"People kind of viewed it as black magic, so why understand it?" says Charles Phillips, a tech analyst at Morgan Stanley.' 'Ranking almost dead last [as a reason to buy technologies in the future]: keeping up with the pace of change ? a factor many companies cited as a force behind the "me-too" buying binge of the late 1990s.' Just to bang my favorite drum, I don't think this bodes well for "black magic" technologies which we supposedly all have to understand because they are the Next Big Thing. Customers might be ready for a "quiet, stress free, park bench you can sit on for a while. A welcome haven of simplicity in the sea of complexity...." http://www.xml.org/xml/newsletter_2002_05_16.html
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