Monthly Archives: March, 2001


Interesting comment seen on MacAddict:

“When Mac OS X ships on Saturday…Apple will become the highest-volume vendor of Unix in the world”


At the ACM1 conference today, Steve Ballmer described the major revolutions in computing as:

  • The PC
  • The GUI
  • The Web
  • XML

Now, this may just be part of the .NET marketing-speak, but it’s interesting that he rates XML at that level.

XML thoughts

XML is the new ASCII. ASCII gave us a standard way of getting character data from place to place. XML gives us a standard way of getting structured data from place to place. A big problem is that much of the world thinks XML is the new HTML. Yes, XML can be used to represent web pages, but assuming that it’s limited to that is like assuming that ASCII is limited to email.

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