• Subject: Re: XML Attributes
  • From: "L. S. Russell" <leslier@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 08:40:54 -0600
  • Organization: Datrek Professional Bags

What is really frustrating is, like you said, guys like Leo Laporte
(who, by his own admission, hasn't written a program since punch cards)
telling all these management types; " hey this is new and cool, it will
save your business!"   Then when you ask for proof they start spewing
the hype like Mr. Creasote in The Meaning of Life.  "Oh, it will save
your business because it is pretty!" 

You have management, most of whom either have never written a program in
their life or have not written one in a very long time, telling coders;
"this is what we are gonna use, because the consultant said it will make
me look like I know what I am talking about." 
It is disgusting this, it must be business worthy cause they talk about
it on ZDTV, attitude that most IT management have today.  



"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:
> 
> And the same problem is there.  All your hard work meant nothing.  XML
> didn't save your world.
> 
> It was rhetorical.  It would mean something to anyone that it's happened
> before.  It's happened where I am hundreds of times.  And not just XML.  TRW
> isn't as easy as it made out to be.
> 
> Brad
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Phil Hall [mailto:hallp@ssax.com]
> > Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 4:53 PM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: Re: XML Attributes
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > I agree, using a tool would be great.  But what if the person who is
> > sending
> > > you the data doesn't use a tool and the standards?  What if
> > they don't
> > want
> > > to change?  What if they are your customer and you have to
> > change your
> > > ways!?
> >
> > There is having a discussion, then there is having a
> > discussion for the sake
> > of it. Your above statement can be countered (and as equally
> > useless) by;
> >
> > What if they don't want to use X.12, they won't change, you
> > won't change,
> > they'll take their business somewhere else, what are you
> > going do then...?
> >
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