Re: Compaq delivers fast Web access.

Rohit Khare (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 18:34:51 -0400 (EDT)

> > "One of the great things about this technology is that no one has to
> > adopt a single standard," said George Favaloro, director of strategy
> And the nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose
> from.

But the problem with this one is there's NO standard... not even much
interesting to report. It's not Web technology, it's a wavelet graphics
compressor that happens to consume lots of server cycles, which Compaq
can use to sell servers.


> Although Microsoft does not support COM on other operating systems, this
> void has been filled by third parties... COM's increasingly central
> role in software developed for Windows and Windows NT, coupled with the
> ubiquity of these systems, suggests that this new approach to creating
> software will work its way into all parts of the enterprise.
> -- David Chappell, _Understanding ActiveX and OLE, Microsoft Press, 1996

Adam, did you PAY for this smurgen? I have a copy, gratis, from the
pallets-full of documentation M$ parachutes on us every so often.

You get what you pay for...