On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, I Find Karma wrote:
> We'll see. Maybe XML can evolve into *IT*.
It's on the right track. We'll see, as you say.
> The key problem then is building routing solutions INTO the physical
> substrate. Can it be done? Munchkins say yes.
It's worth a kick at the can.
> > Aren't active networks snubbing their noses at OSI (just asking, I'm
> > not entirely sure)? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
> Yes, and that's the point: the OSI model may have taken us just about as
> far as we can go. Time for a new sheriff.
> Ah, now if we could just agree that XML gives you metadata
> functionality, we'd all be aligned...
Then we're aligned - not only with the Vision, but with some aspects
of the plumbing. Scary stuff, eh kids?
-- Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA. Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.iosphere.net/~markb
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