Language wars (was Re: [oclug] Zed)
tcurtis at somaradio.ca
Tue Mar 12 16:21:36 EST 2002
On Tue, 2002-03-12 at 15:20, David F. Skoll wrote:
> The "Web services market" is vapour. I read breathless reports in InfoWorld
> about how Web services are the next big thing. I don't buy it; Web-based
> interfaces are disgustingly primitive compared to real GUI's, and the
> response time is frustratingly slow. I just do not see Web services
> taking off.
It's funny to see this voiced. Especially since we just had a thread on
the list about problems with a service provider.
I imagine this may vary from work place to work place, but in some of
the past jobs I had, people's work was tied into the local LAN to the
point where if it went down, or a service on the lan went down, you are
left with employees staring at a frozen screen. For example, if NIS goes
down. Adding even more dependancies to things that you can't even
control doesn't seem smart or all that productive.
> In a year's time, I may be eating crow, but for now, that's what I think.
maybe, maybe not. :)
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