Re: RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication
Original Message From: "Peter Flynn": > The US > internal market is so large, and American SMEs (and some even bigger > ones) do so well out of it, that they have no need for foreign clients. > Not only do they not know where Europe is, but they actually don't give > a damn anyway. Here's an amusing summary of the debate from a tweet I saw today! https://twitter.com/#!/steipete/status/166412475321946112/photo/1 Pete. -- ============================================= Pete Cordell Codalogic Ltd Interface XML to C++ the easy way using C++ XML data binding to convert XSD schemas to C++ classes. Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com for more info ============================================= ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Flynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 9:34 PM Subject: Re: RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication > On 03/02/12 11:03, Pete Cordell wrote: >> Welcome to XML Celebrity Slamdown! >> >> I'm giving the contestants 1 point each. >> >> One to Michael for mentioning American purchasing systems. I'm amazed >> that very large American companies' purchasing systems still require you >> to enter a US State and a phone number in the North American numbering >> plan format. Lack of international awareness (or lack of international >> concerns) is not a 20 year-old historical artefact. > > It's not really surprising, no matter how annoying it is. The US > internal market is so large, and American SMEs (and some even bigger > ones) do so well out of it, that they have no need for foreign clients. > Not only do they not know where Europe is, but they actually don't give > a damn anyway. > > There are also the barriers erected to cross-Atlantic business by the US > government *and* the EU authorities. US companies can't just ship goods > out by taking a parcel to the post office and sticking a stamp on it. > There are forms and rules and regulations designed to make it hard. > > The well-known US multinationals do of course know all this, and happily > sell abroad, often well-disguised by localisation, but they still make > the same mistakes. Fortunately their forms are easy to fool. > >> One to Len because I don't believe Unix would have got us to where we >> are today. > > Unix as it was certainly never would have:fragmented, expensive, and > laughably incompatible with everything except itself. And fat and > self-centred and complacent: they never saw Linux coming. > > ///Peter > > _______________________________________________________________________ > > XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS > to support XML implementation and development. To minimize > spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. > > [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ > Or unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org > subscribe: email@example.com > List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php >
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