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Moot Point & Web Standards

The modern twist that we face is that browsers are nearly commoditized already. They’re free, and there’s little money in them?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùcertainly not the megabucks of the early relational era. In fact, lots of web technology is free. Apache is free; HTTP is free; PHP, JavaScript, and Perl are all free. The web therefore represents a no-value zone for tools vendors such as Microsoft. If standards are broadly applied to that zone, Microsoft is effectively prevented from extracting any monetary value.

A Question: Could Microsoft be sued for producing IE, which is effectively a technology that encourages what amounts to the destruction/defacing of public utilities (the web). Prediction: Longhorn’s release date will be Linux’ best opportunity at gaining much ground. So many people (especially developers) will be SO incensed at what Microsoft’s fixin’ to do that they will line up for an alternative.

Comments from my old blog:

Dinko said: Hi my friend, nice to have this comment box, because no emails from you. Could you please after you read this write small email to me and explain situation whatever it is. at 2004-06-01 09:34:32

James Trott (UK) said: Yeah derek! Make with some e-mail love! Your community misses you! Get in touch buddy…

(Ryan Waddell)[] said: I would say that putting the monitor on your credit card is actually a BETTER idea than putting it on a Future Shop card, due to the fact that Future Shop charges CRIMINAL amounts of interest. at 2004-06-01 13:04:37

Sandrinne said: well well well…just you ignore us ;) sent you some “camping”info for your sis, hope you received it sloser said that ljubo do not reply to nobody..but email and other contacts stay the same.hope he’s alive…from you…well we can see your pulse here at your blog…but still, nothing is for sure ;)) take care.s. at 2004-06-01 15:35:08