An excellent roundup of Microsoft future directions...
- On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 02:44:46PM -0800, David Neeley wrote:
> http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit029.htmlWow. If even 10 percent of this is true, it means Microsoft is guaging
> The most comprehensive I've run across, and it has many
> implications for XML and technical writing, I believe.
for a full-out war. The writer seems biased towards linux--I myself am a
linux user, so always try to separate the hype from the fact. But if
what he says is true, then the computer world could mirror the way on
terrorism. In the war on terrorism, you are either with Bush or against
him, with no middle ground. You might really not want to be with him,
but if you resist, you could pay a price.
Gates seems like he is going to force people into a similar dilemma. If
you choose linux (or another technology), will your data be compatible
with MS's new scheme? Will you end up in the cold and out of a job? On
the other hand, if you accept MS, will you be permenatly screwed?
The implications for XML are ominous as well. I think Gates is trying to
corrupt XML for his benefit. Whether he'll succeed is another
matter--I'll leave that call to the users with a zillion times more
experience than me.
The article has a link to a "devastating" letter from Nunez, a citzen of
Peru, to Gates. This link is dead, and I would love to read this letter.
I tried googling with no luck. Anyone have a link?
*Paul Tremblay *
- At 2003-03-01 12:17 -0500, Paul Tremblay wrote:
>The article has a link to a "devastating" letter from Nunez, a citzen ofhttp://www.pimientolinux.com/peru2ms/index.html
>Peru, to Gates. This link is dead, and I would love to read this letter.
>I tried googling with no luck. Anyone have a link?
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- I just finished reading this 50-page document, and
recommend it highly. It has very little to do with
technical writing though, other than to raise
serious questions as to whether one should upgrade
to Office 2003 for its XML support or not.
XML support in Word 2003 looks great, but with all the
other baggage that comes with it (licensing restrictions,
rights management services, etc.), it might be too high
a price to pay in terms of information independence.
At 28 Feb 2003 14:44:46, David Neeley wrote:
>The most comprehensive I've run across, and it has many
>implications for XML and technical writing, I believe.
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