From: S. Mike Dierken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2000 - 09:08:23 PDT
> If I want to coordinate with company B, we still need to teach both ends
> to translate ... work saved zero.
Adding a level of indirection lets you go to B+1, B+2, etc and you only need
to teach one entity (the 'middleware') to translate. (yeah yeah, old
Also, coordinating with company X - one you don't know even exists - might
From your experience and thoughts, are anonymous transactions even feasible
or desirable in the business world?
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