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Subject: Re: [ebsoa] Re: [regrep] 20 reasons why web services are like Paris Hilton

Matthew MacKenzie wrote:
> I just wish the web services picture was a bit clearer and in focus. 

What aspects of the "Web Services picture" might you be referring to?
The current and emerging standards/specifications? The overlaps
between/within consortiums? Interoperability or lack thereof between
various specifications/standards? Interoperability or lack thereof
between various Web Services-based application frameworks?

The list goes on...


> I'm sure there is something interesting to see there, its just too > dark and out of focus.
> :-)
> On Mar 25, 2004, at 8:16 PM, David RR Webber wrote:
>      Joe,
>      The most irreverent answer!
>      #20 - everyone is talking about web services
>      #19 - there are more people thinking about web services than doing them
>      #18 - web service articles are everywhere in magazines - but noone is
>      quite certain about the accuracy of the details in them
>      #17 - proven benefits of web services are hard to show but if people see
>      you doing web services they will try and mingle in with your group
>      #16 - everyones trying to figure out how they can cash-in on web services
>      #15 - web services sound and look young, tight and amazing in the glossy
>      magazines
>      #14 - web services can change their look rapidly and without warning
>      #13 - everyone has their own ideas about how they'd like to do web services
>      #12 - its hard to describe to your neighbours what you are doing with web
>      services
>      #11 - people who are not really doing web services will say they are anyway
>      #10 - a lot of rich people and PR machines are behind web services
>      #9 - web services looks like its just life on a beach but in reality its
>      much more
>      confusing and complex than that
>      #8 - the long term consequences of doing web services could result in some
>      unforeseen side effects from things that might be revelled later that
>      took
>      place earlier that you did not know about
>      #7 - getting a legal agreement before doing web services is really tough,
>      most people are doing it anyway while they have the chance and
>      hoping it will all be alright later
>      #6 - web services are all over the internet and in junk mail
>      #5 - web services are young, make a lot of noise, and some of the things
>      they do are crude and shocking
>      #4 - doing things with web services probably means alot of late nights
>      and having to fix up messy loose ends before someone notices
>      #3 - there is no standard way of doing web services but people will take
>      anything that web services are doing and then sell them for as much
>      as they can get
>      #2 - web services are trying to become things that they are not, but would
>      like to be somehow
>      #1 - web services can do absolutely anything you want them to do - and in
>      ways you never even thought possible.
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> ___________________________
> Matthew MacKenzie
> Senior Architect
> IDBU Server Solutions
> Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
> http://www.adobe.com/products/server/
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