RE: ANN: REST Tutorial
Amen to that. We do a very elaborate RFP/Proposal/Contract cycle in out business. My very job is to sort RFPs looking for such things. We have to bid competitively, so price and features make all the difference. I love innovation and the edge as much as the next guy, but I don't think it wise to be the first penguin into walrus infested waters. OTOH, one can get into situations of historical context where one is obligated to waste anything but time. Different market conditions prevail. The dot.bomb boom was a faux market perception. People thought they had to buy in to be in. It was a costly mistake, but it generated technology and competence, and suddenly, historical conditions impact market conditions and a value emerges for that technology and that competence. This is why predicting the use of a technology is dicey if one is targeting narrow spans of time. It is possible to predict that certain technologies will emerge based on the technical trends and probable payoffs, but timing emergence is loose. The impact of the unknown unknown is the wildcard of information ecosystems evolution. len From: John Evdemon [mailto:jevdemon@a...] On 21 May 2002 at 9:11, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > Because anything truly new is also unrecognizable. It > will sit on the shelf while the insanely restless play > with it and adapt it. Over some period of time they > will get results that others will covet and emulate. Or blow the budget on something that may never gain acceptance. 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
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